Saturday, July 31, 2010


Norton Beating Buck 45% - 40%

Denver, CO – The most widely-read online political column in the country today reported that Jane Norton has surged ahead of Ken Buck in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza in 'The Fix' moved the Colorado Senate race to the top spot in the nation's "10 best primaries" in the wake of Norton's resurgence. The Fix also reports that a recent poll shows Norton leading Ken Buck by 5 points – 45% to 40%.
The Fix writes that “[o]n the Republican side, Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck's comments about Lt. Gov. Jane Norton and the Tea Party movement have drawn unfavorable publicity and raised the possibility that he might fall short in 10 days time.”

The Fix goes on explain the Colorado Senate Primary's surge to the top spot:

1. Colorado Senate (R, Aug. 10): Just when Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck looked like he was going to pull off an upset against former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, he made a series of impolitic comments -- the most potentially damaging of which was calling elements of the Tea Party "dumbasses". A poll conducted by a major Republican firm looking in at the governor's race in the last few days showed Norton ahead 45 percent to 40 percent, which suggests that Buck has incurred considerable political damage. (Previous ranking: 3)

“Jane’s positive message is resonating with Colorado voters,” said Norton spokesperson Cinamon Watson. “Colorado voters know that character counts and records matter.”

According to Watson, “We’re not taking anything for granted. We are reaching out to voters in every corner of the state, and we’ll be campaigning right up until Election Day.”