•Ken Buck’s comments on Meet the Press drew quick national attention, as his “gay gaffe” moved the focus to the culture war and social issues.
•American Crossroads, tying Sen. Michael Bennet to President Barack Obama:
•At former President Bill Clinton’s “Early Voting” rally with Bennet Monday night, Bennet chided his opponent’s apparent flip-flops, dubbing him “Ken Buck 2.0″–while Clinton urged voters to remember that the election is a “choice,” and to oppose outside campaign funding from donors “too chicken to say who they are.”
•Chris Cillizza: Colorado race on the third tier–a “genuine tossup.”
•The National Rifle Association’s endorsement of Ken Buck.
New Scott Tipton ad–Rep. John Salazar “part of the Washington problem”:
•The National Republican Congressional Committee says Rep. Betsy Markey “folded”:
•New ad from Cory Gardner–attacking the wrong Markey?
•American Action Network to Rep. Ed Perlmutter–vote for repeal:
•GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams called Republican nominee Dan Maes “the worst candidate in Colorado history we’ve ever had for governor and one of the most polarizing,” and now says the possibility of Republicans losing major party status by drawing less than 10 percent on November 2 “probably will happen.”
•Is the IRS watching Maes?
•All three gubernatorial candidates discuss their past financial difficulties.
•Hickenlooper, Denver’s mayor, upsets unions with pension reform proposal.