Weld District Attorney Ken Buck said Tuesday that he’s leaning toward running for Senate in 2010 against Senate appointee Michael Bennet.
However, Buck said he has ruled out running for other offices while on his listening tour around the state.
Buck said he likely will file paperwork to run for the Senate seat in April and then will announce his candidacy. He declined to give a date for his announcement.
Bennet, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to the Senate after Ken Salazar left his seat to take a position in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.
Buck, a Republican, declined to say why a Senate bid was more attractive than a run at Congress in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District.
That’s easy: no chance at either, and “Senate candidate” sounds cooler. As for the Trib, whatever it takes to get that last column inch on a slow news day, right?