Senate Candidates Preparing for Possible Recount

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo. (KKCO) - It’s been a long night for Michael Bennet and Ken Buck. Colorado's senate candidates are preparing for a possible recount in a neck-and-neck contest, with neither contender declaring victory by early Wednesday morning.

Democratic Senator Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck were within a few thousand votes of each other, with more than 1.4 million ballots counted. Thousands of provisional and write-in ballots still need to be counted.

Some projections show the race could end up within half of one percentage point. That would trigger an automatic recount under Colorado law.

Both democrats and republicans have said they're ready for the possible recount. Bennet is seeking a full first term after being appointed to the seat last year. He filled the term of former Democratic Senator Ken Salazar, who became interior secretary under President Obama.

Buck is a Northern Colorado prosecutor who courted tea party groups.


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