Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Greeley Tribune Opinion: Voters will ultimately decide whether Buck will suffer at the polls for his bad judgement

Some Republican voters may see it as no big deal, a thing in the past. Others might view it as a deal breaker.

Whatever the opinion, voters will have to decide whether information about Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck, released last week, is enough to keep them from marking his spot on the primary ballot Aug. 10.

A Denver Post article last week, that was reprinted in The Tribune, discussed Buck's alleged misconduct and a reprimand he received while working in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the late 1990s. Buck, now the Weld district attorney, was rebuked for badmouthing a potential felony prosecution of an illegal firearms case, and then breaking ethical boundaries by recommending an attorney for the defendants in the case.

Buck said he didn't believe the case was strong enough to prosecute as a felony. Buck also admits he knew one of the defendants in the case personally. Read More

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