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  • Buck, Renfroe on ballot for Gardner House seat

    Republican delegates on Friday placed State Sen Scott Renfroe and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck on the primary ballot to replace Rep. Cory Gardner, who is stepping down from his House seat in a highly conservative district to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen Mark Udall.

  • Colorado Republican Congressman Cory Gardner waves to supporters at an event to officially announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Denver Lumber Company on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Denver. Gardner will run against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

    Rep. Cory Gardner to challenge Colo. Sen. Mark Udall

    Republican Rep. Cory Gardner formally kicked off his Senate campaign on Saturday by tying his challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to the GOP's efforts to reverse its decade-long slide in this key political bellwether state.

  • Gardner in and Buck out in Colorado's Senate race

    Colorado's Senate race has been roiled by the last-minute entry of rising GOP star Rep. Cory Gardner, a move that increases pressure on both Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and his party as it struggles to maintain control of the Senate.

  • Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., holds up a letter he wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking that she consider waiving "Obamacare" for the 4th Congressional District of Colorado, as she testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the difficulties plaguing the debut of the healthcare program, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Colorado GOP switches candidates in effort to oust Sen. Udall

    Rep. Cory Gardner will run for the Republican Senate nomination instead of seeking reelection, according to Republicans. At the same time, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck said he will drop out of the Senate race and instead pursue the GOP nod for Mr. Gardner's House seat.

  • Republican Senate hopefuls target Udall at debate

    Republicans competing for their party's nomination to challenge Sen. Mark Udall bashed the Democratic senator at a debate Tuesday night but offered few disagreements among themselves.

  • Tea Party group endorses Owen Hill in GOP primary

    A national tea party group endorsed state Sen. Owen Hill on Monday and began airing ads supporting the young lawmaker in the crowded Republican primary to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall.

  • Shots fired near Missouri elementary school

    Students at a suburban Kansas City elementary school have been reunited with their parents after gunshots fired from a nearby home prompted a lockdown at their school.

  • Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer addresses supporters May 16, 2012, as her former opponent, state Attorney General Jon Bruning, applauds. (Associated Press)

    GOP Senate hopes once again rest on insurgents

    For Senate Republicans, 2012 is starting a lot like 2010. They have a shot at taking control away from Democrats as long as insurgent conservatives who are defeating the party's more establishment candidates in primaries don't frighten too many independent voters like they did two years ago.

  • Bennet

    Rocky Mountains slowed Republican wave

    The Republican juggernaut lost a bit of its steam once it hit the Rocky Mountains, with Democrats and Republicans largely splitting the key contested races for governor and Senate, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet pulling out a win in a race that was only called late Wednesday.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen.-elect Marco Rubio, R-Fla. thanks supporters in Coral Gables, Fla. after winning his senate bid Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

    'Tea party' helps Rubio break Beltway

    If the "tea party" is the story of 2010, then Marco Rubio's rise from anti-establishment challenger to senator-elect is the story of the insurgent movement itself.

  • Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat, walks with his three daughters to his polling place for early voting on Friday. From left are Caroline, 10; Anne, 5; and Halina, 9. (Associated Press)

    In Colorado race, it's economy vs. abortion

    The pivotal Senate race in Colorado is locked in a dead heat as Republican Ken Buck struggles to keep the message on taxes and spending, while Democrat Michael Bennet pounds his opponent on social issues.

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (left), Colorado Democrat, listens to his Republican challenger, Ken Buck, during a debate on "Meet the Press." Mr. Buck insisted that he hasn't abandoned conservatives in favor of appealing to moderate voters. (NBC via Associated Press)

    KNIGHT: A choice liberals can't stand

    Never have so many politicians spoken so weirdly about something of which they know so little. On Oct. 14, President Obama trotted out "born gay, always gay" rhetoric to back his aim to force the military to accept open homosexuality.

  • Outside groups flood Colorado with ad money

    Watching an "Oprah" show about holiday craft tips? The commercial break includes a piece starring a sickly man in a hospital bed with dire warnings about the health care overhaul supported by Sen. Michael Bennet.

  • Ken Buck

    PRUDEN: Tea party wants strong men in big-boy pants

    An appetite for tea grows in Flyover Land.

  • Democrats seek to grab seats from 'wacky' hopefuls

    President Obama's Democrats claim to see a silver lining in the Republicans' choice of political novices, sometimes mistake-prone, for critical Senate races.

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