Colorado's Primary: The Circus is Underway

The AP takes an unflattering look at Colorado's primaries in "Colorado's Three Ring Political Circus." While I've focused on Bennet vs. Romanoff, and the Republican meltdown in the Governor's race, the description of the two Republican Senate candidates (both conservative, one an elected District Attorney and former AUSA and the other a former Lt. Gov. and the Executive Director of the Denver Police Foundation, married to a former U.S. Attorney appointed by Reagan and Bush I), is telling:

[Ken] Buck, a former federal prosecutor and the elected district attorney from a northern county, raised eyebrows by mocking [Jane] Norton's "high heels" while noting that his cowboy boots are stained with cow dung.

He crusades against illegal immigration, and once obtained search warrants to seize thousands of tax returns filed with a firm that caters to Hispanics..... the state Supreme Court ruled that it violated privacy rights.

Apparently, not too many people are paying attention:

A Senate debate scheduled Wednesday in Pueblo involving Norton, Buck and Romanoff was canceled for lack of interest.

My prediction: It will be Bennet vs. Buck in November.

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    Colorado's Republican Circus (none / 0) (#1)
    by christinep on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 03:34:05 PM EST
    Or Comedy Hour. Clearly, something is wrong with me as an observer of the Republicans in this state...because my response has been laughter (from guffaws to tee hees.) It is difficult to read each day's revelations without the mouth falling open. My concern now: Could it be that one of them will win? I don't think so; but then, the craziness that they have created doesn't seem real either.

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    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 04:51:35 PM EST
    You'd think she'd be tripping all over herself to endorse a fellow Mama Grizzly like Jane Norton--who like herself was chosen for greatness by John McCain.  

    Could it be that she's scared of going against the Teabaggers annointed one?  Or maybe Jane didn't want the kiss of death and asked her to stay out of the race...