Reminder: Ken Buck Probably Running For Senate

From the Greeley Tribune, just in case you missed the first definite “maybe.”

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?

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  1. dlof says:

    After rumors circulating in Greeley about this (which sounded pretty crazy), and then an article in the Holyoake paper (not a week later), and then news from Alamosa that (Rhymes with) Buck was down there discussing economincs (huh?), the only thing we’re waiting on is an FEC committee and a press conference in front of an ICE office.

    The most important thing is for us to find a way to force Buck to resign his post as Weld County DA when he runs.  If I’m not mistaken, he has the option of a third term (in 2012) should he want it, thanks to a Weld County decision in 2007.  Anything else is silly, since Buck simply 1) doesn’t have the juice to get elected statewide, and, 2) probably doesn’t have the juice to win a primary (especially if Tancredo splits the racist votes with him).

    It’ll be a fun train wreck to watch though.  

  2. sdeaton says:

    Do we really want another lawyer running for office.

    I wish a business person with some real sense of life would run and then maybe we can get our country back on track

    Even the liberal have started to figure out what a lawyer can do to us after there grave mistake of voting in Obama.

    Neve though I would ever hear people saying what did I do, but we learn good things through big mistakes.

    Amazing how stupid we are ..

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