Bennet, Buck win Senate races |

Bennet, Buck win Senate races

Jennifer Brown
the denver post

Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton has conceded the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate Tuesday night to Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.

“Tonight is a little more than disappointing,” she said.

“This election is more than Ken Buck or Jane Norton,” she said. “This election is about America and our future. We are losing our country and it is our job to take it back.”

In incomplete results, Buck had 51 percent of the vote compared to Norton’s 48 percent.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Michael Bennet defeated former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff with 54 percent of the vote to 46 percent in incomplete results.

A glowing Bennet, surrounded by supporters and his family in downtown Denver, declared in his victory speech Tuesday night “Washington has a lot to learn from Colorado.”

Bennet stepped on stage after taking a call from President Obama, who congratulated him on his win in the Democratic primary for Senate. Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff telephoned Bennet about an hour after the polls closed to concede the election, telling him he would “do anything he can” to help, according to Bennet’s campaign.

Read more of this story at

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.