Amid all the really good news from Tuesday, one happy result hasn’t gotten all that much attention:
Ken Buck is the newly elected Representative from the 4th District of Colorado!
Nice guys do finish first! And there’s an extra special joy in Buck’s win.
Buck, who is a solid conservative, a strong voice for the unborn, and a Tea Party favorite, entered the GOP primary for Colorado’s Senate seat in 2010, running against a GOPe candidate.
He won, and faced [mc_name name=’Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’B001267′ ] in the general election, losing a very close contest.
Because of Buck’s strong opposition to abortion, some have said that the Democrat’s strategy of a supposed GOP “War on Women” was born here in Colorado.
Buck was diagnosed with lymphoma, and in 2013 he told his supporters that after treatment, it was in remission, and he was going to run against [mc_name name=’Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’U000038′ ] in 2014.
Nice guys do finish first!!
When Rep [mc_name name=’Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000562′ ] also showed interest in the Senate race, instead of an expensive and bruising primary, a deal was brokered whereby Buck withdrew from the Senate race, and ran for Gardner’s House seat.
And, as we all know, both won their races. Udall’s monomaniacal focus on reproductive rights as the supposedly only important issue facing the state and the nation earned him the soubriquet “Mark Uterus.”
And the Democrat’s “war on Women” strategy, born in Colorado in 2010, and used extensively by them in 2012 to successfully demonize GOP candidates, all but died this week, in Colorado, in the same place it began.
And a healthy Ken Buck is off to Congress, as a strong conservative voice, avowedly pro-life, to represent the good people of Colorado.
Yup, nice guys do finish first!
Congratulations, Congressman Buck!