November 3rd, 2010
04:23 PM ET
12 years ago

In Colorado: Michael Bennet defeats Ken Buck

(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet has won a tight battle with Republican challenger Ken Buck to retain his seat in Colorado, CNN projects.

Filed under: 2010 • Colorado • Ken Buck • Michael Bennet
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  1. vic nashville tn

    About time CNN

    November 3, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. S. In California Okay, What Now?

    Great. Sane people still exist in places other than California.

    November 3, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. s.

    get out of colorado tea baggers your not welcome here

    November 3, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. maripil

    GO Sen. Bennett GO!!! You deserve another re-election!

    November 3, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. jmc57

    I moved from CA to CO to escape inept politicians like Bennett. Funny how those late provisional ballots put him over the top.


    November 3, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  6. JRauz

    The first thing that comes to mind when I think of California's citizens is definitely the word "sane"......hahahhahahhahaha. I think the rest of the world agrees, good ol' Cali has strong similarities to a circus or carnival.

    November 3, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. Beth, Aspen

    Coloradoans realize that our livelihood is not a mere game of Dungeons and Dragons with tea sorcerers. We well versed in carnival trickery, here.

    November 3, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  8. Sweet Tea

    May God have mercy on our children and grandchildren. There is no way liberals can tax us enough to dig out of the hole this administration has put us in. We better start learning to speak Chinese, because they are the majority owner of this country (which is probably seen as a good thing by this marxist administration.)

    November 3, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. Kathleen

    We didn't want the rest of Americans thinking that we were all like Sharon Angle.

    November 3, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  10. Betsy Zelinger

    It really cracks me up to hear Republicans howling about national debt when it was the 8 years of their beloved GWB that got us into the whole mess. Guess it's a Republican quality to have such a convenient short-term memory.

    November 3, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. Harry

    Aspen is a beautiful Place. We don't want tea baggers ruining it.

    November 3, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. misty

    The "sane" fraction of Americans can have a sigh of little relief that another wing-nut, waco who believes that a girl must carry on pregnency and deliver a baby of her rapist is excluded from joining the Senate in this crazy election 2010.

    November 3, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. Betsy

    Sarah Palin doesn't run this state.

    November 3, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  14. NVa Native

    Republicans are such children whining about govt taking too much control, then cry about gay marriage and want a cop between you and your doctor. The try to use Christian faith to demonize liberals efforts of caring for our fellow man. Try to blame the deficit on Obama when of the $1.3 trillion that exists today, $1.1 trillion was left to us by Bush and Repub Congress. The DOW was 6000 when Obama took office and today it's damn close to 12,000. So what does honesty and logic have to do with Repubs – nothing. They are like weak children who are manipulated by corporations and the slick fox parasites to vote against their own best interests.

    November 3, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  15. Shawna

    A rare and welcome gift for victory of sanity and realism over pie-in-the-sky rhetoric.

    Distorted nostalgia of the uber-right Republicans (aka "tea baggers") is one thing when you don't have India, Germany, Russia and Japan competing for your industries. Pretending crap like government has no role in a functioning society is just reckless now.

    November 3, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  16. GaryB

    This is yet another race where in the last few days the momentum swung back to the Democrats,. Indeed, with the exception of Kentucky (and to a lesser degree Delaware), in almost all states the tea party's senate candidates lost ground as the election grew closer. I think the problem is most of them were good at parroting slogans, but when pushed to offer solutions they just couldn't deliver. I can only wonder if a couple of more weeks of exposure for the House candidate would have had a similar effect in the House.

    November 3, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  17. Orlando Patriot

    For NVa Native – your incompetence is so clear. You dislike Christians and although you like to scream out "freedom of religion" that only applies to religion OTHER than Christian. Secondly, remember the Legislative Branch is the branch that determines spending so when you talk about how much "Bush" spent just remember that it was the Democrats in power of the Legislative Branch from Jan 2007 until yesterday's election. So, by definition, it was DEMOCRATS that increased the debt the last two years of the Bush administration. Lastly, you speak of the DOW below 7000 when Obama took office. That is true but remember the DOW is determined by how investors project the FUTURE!! So the DOW at 7000 at the beginning of the Obama administration is a reflection of what investors thought Obama was going to do to our economy (and they were correct – Obama crashed the economy). Why has the DOW increased so much this year? Because investors were anticipating Republicans gaining power and initiating free market principles. So now the Dow almost 12,000. You simply proved the point that Obama RUINED this economy and the markets now anticipate with Republicans now with some power will fix things..........

    November 3, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  18. Chris - Denver

    I'm glad I live in one of the few places that largely escaped the tidal wave of ignorance and misdirected anger. Now, sadly the nation will be reminded that while Republicans are great at campaigning, they are particularly lousy at governing. How soon we forget these important lessons.

    November 3, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  19. s.

    coloradans are 2 smart to elect religious extremist taliban do nothing but lower the rich taxes people like the tea bagger Buck if you want government to butt out than stop the religious motivated agenda where you also pretend the left doesn't even exist because they mostly don't share those same views and elected a black guy with a muslim name president who you think must be a marxist born in africa oh god help us, instead how about you focus on the issues and the middle class. Dems will take house back in 2012 when tea baggers elected do nothing to change anything but say no and help out the rich.

    November 3, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  20. Evan S

    Dems still run this state. Holler at my back side tea baggers!

    November 3, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  21. vbscript2

    Umm... hate to break the news to you guys, but the last deficit passed by Bush and a Rep Congress was $0.163 trillion (~ 1.2% GDP) for FY '07. This >10% GDP deficit crap we have now is courtesy of 4 years of Dem Congress and 2 years of Obama. The debt incurred under the Obama administration has ALREADY PASSED the debt incurred during the entire 6-year Bush/Rep congress period and will soon pass that of the entire 8-year Bush admin (within Obama's first term.)

    The DJIA fell over 900 points in the 2 days following Obama's election, the worst 2-day point total drop in the entire history of the DJIA (nowhere close to percentage drop in the Great Crash, but largest 2-day total point loss.) Also, the DJIA was 8000, not 6000, when Obama took office. Furthermore, 11,200 (where the DJIA is now) is not "close to 12,000."

    Please look up the numbers before posting them next time.

    November 3, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  22. Evan S

    @ Orlando Patriot
    Yeah Christians are so oppressed in this country. I mean the constitution was only written by a group of puritans, and our country was only founded by puritans. Our country is bigoted towards christians though. Right. Just remember that the KKK originated in this country. Your ideas on how economies work is also very interesting. Holler.

    November 3, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  23. misty

    Orlando Patriot – you are more like the insane, narrow-minded, ignorant, unable to face the media, old tea-baggers who believes that just because the Republicans won the election yesterday, they have already got control of the House from today. Don't be a Sharon Angle, Christine O'Donnel or Sarah Palin who read all magazines and newspapers in the world but could not even name a single one. Ignorance is bliss and Tea Party proves this beyond any doubt.

    November 3, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  24. shannon

    Angle, Palin, Buck, O'Donnell, Miller, bye bye!

    November 3, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  25. John

    Angle, Buck, and O'Donnell were the least electable of the tea party candidates, and the results bear that out.

    This is a big election for the Republican side, but their caucus is less sustainable than people realize. Libertarians, Tea Partiers, Christian fundamentalists, Neocons, and a few moderates – how does leadership keep them all happy? How will the Dick Cheney brand react when Rand Paul wants to cut foreign aid and military spending? Who will be next to be labeled a RINO? Can Boehner really end all the earmarks? Who will really support Paul Ryan when he wants to cut entitlements, considering how Bush fared when he wanted to offer private Social Security accounts? Can they hope to stop bleeding Hispanic votes, especially considering population projections in coming years? Lots of questions. We shall see.

    November 3, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |