It seems Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck's paltry campaign finances may soon trod luckily into windfall territory. Buck, whose spirited Republican campaign for U.S. Senate has left one-time favorite Jane Norton petitioning to get onto the ballot, has caught the eye of South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, a formidable fundraiser for GOP candidates who is set to endorse Buck.
That's according to Politico
, which reports that DeMint is prone to spending money from his Senate Conservatives Fund on "candidates who share his conservative principles." If such political-action-committee money should come Buck's way, he could use it.
Norton, a former Colorado lieutenant governor, has vastly outpaced Buck in terms of raising funds. So has the sitting U.S. senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, who has announced that he's bagged more than $1.4 million in the last quarter. That's well above Norton's $816,000, according to The Hill
As for Buck and Andrew Romanoff, the former state House speaker who is challenging Bennet in a Democratic primary, both have yet to release their latest campaign-finance figures.