Tea party favorite in 2nd bid for Senate in Colo.


WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — Ken Buck wants a second chance for the U.S. Senate from Colorado.

The Republican prosecutor fell just short in 2010 against Democrat Michael Bennett, and now is hoping for a shot to challenge Colorado's other senator, Democrat Mark Udall.

But some Republicans are alarmed that Buck is trying again.

Democrats defeated Buck last time by highlighting statements that they said showed Buck was insensitive to women and gays. Buck became a national example of how the GOP ran overly conservative candidates and lost a chance to regain the Senate.

Former Colorado Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams says Buck has had his chance and that the party needs a fresh face.

Buck says he can counter Democratic attacks and keep the focus on the economy and the health care law.

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