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8 Senate Races to Watch

These races will decide just how good the GOP's night is

(Newser) - It’s Election Day, folks, and we're here to give you the low-down. All eyes are certainly on the Senate, where Democrats have a chance to keep their majority, provided they can win a few close races. Here's what's happening, according to the Washington Post , complete with links to our... More »

Ken Buck: Being Gay Is 'Like Alcoholism'

What will he say next?

(Newser) - GOP Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck has already made headlines by calling birthers "dumbasses" and asking for votes based on the fact he doesn't "wear high heels ." Now, the Tea Party favorite has compared homosexuality to ... alcoholism. Asked if being gay is "'a choice," Buck... More »

Bennet Colorado Win a 'Whew' for Obama

But Tea Party upstart trumps establishment GOP

(Newser) - A collective, though small, sigh of relief could be heard in the White House after incumbent Michael Bennet's victory in a bitter primary battle for US senator in Colorado yesterday. But the picture was not so rosy for status quo Republicans as Tea Party insurgent Ken Buck beat out establishment... More »

GOP Candidate: Birthers Are 'Dumbasses'

Ken Buck opens his mouth, another faux pas falls out

(Newser) - Straight from the candidate who gave you a minor controversy over high-heels and bullshit comes another flap over his opinion of those demanding to see President Obama's birth certificate. US Senate candidate Ken Buck of Colorado was taped without his knowledge referring to birthers as "dumbasses." Or, as... More »

Colorado Candidates Feud Over 'High Heels'

Comment by male Senate hopeful takes center stage

(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,"... More »

Clinton, Obama Back Rival Colorado Candidates

Ex-president endorses underdog Andrew Romanoff

(Newser) - The Clinton-Obama faultline that split Democrats in 2008 appears to have reopened in Colorado. Bill Clinton has bucked the Obama administration and given his support to Andrew Romanoff in the state's Democratic primary for the US Senate, the Denver Post reports. Romanoff—who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008—is running... More »

White House: Romanoff Asked Us for a Job

And it was months before he considered Senate race

(Newser) - The White House today beat back allegations of shady backroom dealings with Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, saying that yes, administration officials talked with him about a job, but only because he'd applied for one. In the administration's version, Romanoff applied for a job at the US Agency for International... More »

White House Dangled Jobs for Colo. Candidate to Quit

Obama crew wanted Romanoff out of race

(Newser) - Colorado Democrat Andrew Romanoff has confirmed that President Obama's deputy chief of staff suggested that 3 jobs would be open to him if he dropped out of the state's Senate race. Romanoff received an offer outlining the international development jobs after telling Jim Messina that he had no intention of... More »

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