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Bennet, Buck battle in Colo. Senate race

Kevin Simpson, Allison Sherry and Michael Booth
The Denver Post

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An early double-digit lead for incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race tightened as the night wore on, with his 12-point advantage over Republican Ken Buck shrinking to less than 5 percent, but holding, by 9 p.m.

Sen. Mark Udall said that so far, the Democrats’ computer modeling suggested that Bennet was hitting his projections in every part of the state.

“It appears our get-out-the-vote operation is producing,” Udall said. But he added that it felt odd not to be running a race of his own.

“You get used to being on the ballot,” he said. “I’m like a parent who’s watching his kids go out and battle. But I’m listening to voters as well. They’re saying get to work on jobs and please work together.”

The race, which most polls defined as one of the closest in the country, appeared to be living up to expectations. The result carries major implications for the balance of power in the Senate, where a net gain of 10 seats for Republicans would allow them to assume the majority.

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