(CNN) - Five weeks before Colorado's primary, Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck has landed a helpful endorsement.
The conservative candidate announced Tuesday that he's won the backing of FreedomWorks, a nonprofit organization that helps train volunteer activists and has provided some of the organization behind the Tea Party movement.
Buck, the district attorney in Weld county in north-central Colorado, is facing off against former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton for Colorado's GOP Senate nomination.
"FreedomWorks PAC has a strong record of helping conservatives get elected," says Buck, in a statement. "I'm thrilled to have such a respected grassroots organization on our side."
"Ken Buck is the clear choice for true conservatives in this election," says FreedomWorks PAC Chairman Dick Armey, He has enough common sense to recognize that a nation cannot tax its way to growth, or spend its way to prosperity. There is a shortage of that kind of thinking in Washington right now."
Norton, who won the important endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week, has the backing of national Republicans, who view her as the strongest candidate this November. The Republicans are trying to recapture the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who was appointed early last year to replace Sen. Ken Salazar. Salazar stepped down to serve as Interior Secretary in the Obama Administration. Bennet is being challenged in the Democratic primary by former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff.
Earlier this year Buck won the backing of conservative Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. DeMint has used his political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, to promote and raise money for other conservative Republicans in competitive primaries, moves that often put him at odds with national Republicans. DeMint is scheduled to campaign in Colorado with Buck on Thursday.
FreedomWorks says they'll help Buck with get out the vote efforts in Colorado over the next five weeks. The group helped in the campaign to defeat Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who lost his bid for a fourth term in the Senate by GOP delegates at a state party convention. The group then backed Mike Lee, who ended up winning last month's Republican Senate primary in Utah. FreedomWorks has also endorsed Rand Paul in Kentucky and Marco Rubio in Florida.
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Ah, so was it FreedomWorks' idea to put Obama in white face all over the Teatard signs? Did they copywrite the Obama-as-Hitler (or Stalin) image? I just wanna make sure I don't get any "cease and desist" letters if we decide to throw those images back in their faces.
Bucks gets Big Bucks from the big corporations!!! which supports the tea baggers and pays them! they are ll for sale!!!
And the GObP continues to be eaten alive by the Tea-Peeing-Nut-Bags! Love it, love it, love IT!!!! Seems to me that Colorado will still have a Democratic Senator in the fall thanks to FreedumbWorks & Jim Demented :-)
Cut Spending.....stop the deficit spending now.
Just more CORRUPT,DIRTY money being donated to defeat the American taxpayer by the CORPORATE DRIVEN GOP. CROOKS.
Ken Buck, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Dick Armey – what a group. I wouldn't want to paint with to broad a brush, but Freedom Works and Dick Armey should just wave a red flag for voters. Marlene in Mich
Even Joe Scarborough, a staunch republican, in his book says the following:
" ...... Before he headed Freedomworks, Dick Armey was House Majority Leader. According to Scarborough, Armey was bereft of common decency, a shameless liar who betrayed his colleagues. Armey worked hard to destroy the career of a young reporter. After that reporter's suicide, Armey helped spread rumors about a gay affair between the reporter and Bill Paxon, a congressman who angled to replace Armey as House Leader. Paxon immediately retired from politics, while Armey stayed on....... "
wow looks like the right wing wackos are trying to overtake Colorado now. Denver was once such a nice open minded place to live. I guess it's good I moved when I did!
You mean to say he got Dick Army's endorsement, don't you.
We all know that pupetmaster is the money and push behind the so called "Freedomworks" organization. Why it is considered a tax-free haven and not a lobbying organization is another question.
That question talks more to the sleeziness and hypocrisy of the Right-Wing front.
So I guess what Ken Buck is telling us is that he is the willing puppet of Dick Army!
Yeah, like that will get my vote....
Just what Colorado needs- another wingnut backed by other winguts.
Excellent. Buck takes out Norton and a Democrat wins!
This man had to be born to run office....who could top the name 'BUCK'.......LOL the buck stops with him!!! lol
Big endorsement from a group with zero ideas, just hate and misinformation.
Freedom Works, a non-profit org? Now thats funny..