How About Ken Buck Versus Andrew Romanoff in the U.S. Senate Race?

June 9 2010, 9:07 AM
Political frontrunners seem so insider-y these days, and voters everywhere apparently just want change (not Barack Obama-brand "change," just someone new). In Arkansas last night, incumbent U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln battled simply to get nominated by her party (via USA Today). There were no big Super Tuesday contests in Colorado, but a significant poll was released yesterday showing former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff gaining some "Romentum" in his battle to unseat Senator Michael Bennet, a fellow Democrat. And last week's controversy that Romanoff (pictured right) was offered a job by the White House (which he didn't accept because he was busy running a political campaign against Bennet) only seems to have helped Romanoff win some much-needed exposure. In an imaginary contest against Rasmussen Reports' presumed Colorado Republican frontrunner, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, Romanoff is virtually tied, notes Fox 31. Bennet, meanwhile, trails Norton by six points in the same poll. The GOP's Ken Buck (pictured left), Weld County's district attorney, finishes better than Norton against Romanoff---45 percent to Romanoff's 39 (via The Huffington Post).