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Bennet wins in Senate race

The Denver Post

Sen. candidate Michael Bennet is in TV interview for Colorado Democratic Party to Host Election Night Watch Party at Marriott City Center on Tuesday. November 2, 2010. Hyoung Chang/ The Denver Post

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be elected to the U.S. Senate after pulling ahead of challenger Ken Buck this morning.

Long after most Coloradans — including the candidates and their supporters — had gone to bed, returns from Denver and Boulder moved Bennet past Buck and into the lead, 47.5 percent to 47.1 percent.

A recount would be required if the difference between the two candidates’ vote totals is less than one-half of 1 percent of the leading candidate’s vote total, or about 3,900 votes based on current tallies.

Bennet leads by nearly 7,000 votes with an estimated 30,000 still to be counted in Boulder County.

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