Colorado Candidates Feud Over 'High Heels'
Comment by male Senate hopeful takes center stage
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2010 3:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two GOP candidates for Senate in Colorado who don't differ much in their view of government have found something to argue about—high heels. Ken Buck began the flap after a questioner asked why she should vote for him, explains CBS. "Because I do not wear high heels," he answered. Jane Norton's campaign quickly pounced on the remark with a new video depicting him as sexist (and having fun with his statement that his boots have "real bullshit" on them).

A spokesman for Buck tells Ben Smith of Politico that the comment about heels was a joke in response to a previous Norton ad in which she said he wasn't "man enough" to attack her directly. "Obviously, the comment was made in jest after Jane questioned Ken's 'manhood' in her new ad. The Norton campaign has routinely commented about her being a good choice because she is a woman, and (on) her choice of shoes." The primary, a mail-in affair, takes place August 10.