Politics & Policy

Breaking: Scratch the Last Post, Buck Has Taken the Lead

Ken Buck is now leading Sen. Michael Bennet by 31,000 votes.

This is the first lead for the Republican candidate. Boulder and Denver, Democratic strongholds, have not completed their reporting. Buck is awaiting the vote in rural counties, where Republicans traditionally do quite well.

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