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Buck and Bennet in dead heat

Kevin Simpson, Allison Sherry and Michael Booth
The Denver Post

Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet’s early lead in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race evaporated as the night wore on, with his advantage over Republican challenger Ken Buck dwindling to just a few thousand votes as late returns flowed in from key battleground counties.

The race, which most polls defined as one of the closest in the country, appeared to be living up to expectations. The candidates stood less than 10,000 votes apart, each with about 47 percent of the vote, by 10:30 p.m., according to the New York Times.

The result carries major implications for the balance of power in the Senate.

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