After losing a Senate race in 2010, Buck is running again this cycle. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
After a close defeat in 2010, Republican Ken Buck announced on Thursday that he is running for Senate in Colorado again.
The Weld County district attorney, whose last bid included some highly publicized gaffes, becomes at least the fourth Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
In 2010, Buck lost to Michael Bennet, then an appointed senator and now the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. That race brought $16 million in independent expenditures, Political MoneyLine reported today.
However, at this point in the cycle, Colorado does not appear to be the same battleground that it was in 2010. It would be surprising if Buck were able to attract that kind of attention again, which could mean he’s on his own for fundraising. Full story