- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DENVER — Colorado Republican Ken Buck is going to Washington, D.C., after all, just not as a member of the Senate.

Mr. Buck, who lost a memorable squeaker in 2010 to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, won a landslide victory in his Colorado House campaign Tuesday with 65 percent of the vote. His Democratic opponent, Vic Meyers, took 29 percent.

Mr. Buck, 55, was originally running this year for the Republican Senate nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, but agreed to step aside when Republican Rep. Cory Gardner decided to enter the primary race in March.

That freed up Mr. Gardner’s House seat, and as luck would have it, Mr. Buck also lives in the largely rural 4th congressional district, which encompasses the entire eastern third of the state. The district is the most Republican in Colorado, meaning that the GOP primary winner can expect to coast to victory in the general election.

Things didn’t work out too badly for Mr. Gardner, either: He defeated Mr. Udall by a margin of 49 to 45 percent, according to updated figures posted Wednesday morning.

The Weld County district attorney, Mr. Buck was the first high-profile victim of the Democratic Party’s “war on women” strategy in 2010, but the tactic backfired this year when Mr. Udall tried it.

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