Race of the day: Colorado's 'too close to call' Senate race
Tea Partier Ken Buck and incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet are locked in a statistical dead heat as Coloradoans head to the polls
|Name & Party:||
|Basic Info:||Incumbent, appointed in 2009
District attorney of Weld county, CO
|Key Quote:||"Who's going to go to jail when you criminalize abortion in the case of rape and incest?"||"I disagree strongly with the concept of separation of church and state."|
|Petty Controversy:||As Denver school superintendent, convinced education board to raise money through exotic financial deal, which collapsed during credit crisis
||Angered some supporters by referring to Tea Party birthers as "dumbasses"
|Wild card:||Colorado is perhaps the "purplest" state in the union--it has swung wildly between Democrats and Republicans in the last twenty years
|Dueling Ads:||"Ken Buck's Extremes": Bennet argues that Buck is pushing an "extreme" agenda, including privatizing Social Security
||"Ignore Us": Buck says that grassroots conservatives have raised their voices — but been ignored by D.C. politicians
Michael Bennet's "Ken Buck's Extremes":
Ken Buck's "Ignore Us":
* - "too close to call"
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