Buck vs Bennet in Colorado Debate
U.S. Senate candidates debate on Friday
This debate, which is sponsored by the ABC news affiliate in Denver, is to help people choose which candidate they will vote for on Election Day November 2.
The election between Buck and Bennett is an important one, with influence beyond Colorado’s borders. If Buck, the Republican, is elected, he could help Republicans take over the Senate.
Currently Democrats hold 59 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate, including the two officials from the Independent Party. Projections by experts say the 2010 elections could split the Senate 48 Democrats to 47 Republicans, leaving Independents in the position of swing votes.
If Bennett is elected, the Democrats have a better chance of holding onto power (majority votes) in the Senate. Bennett is the incumbent Senator, but he was not elected to the position. He was appointed when U.S. Senator Ken Salazar left the seat vacant after President Obama named him Secretary of the Interior.
This election is a crucial one for Colorado. Either candidate could change which party has power in the nation.
Check back soon to find out the results of the debate. And you can find out who wins by following this blog on Election Night. I’ll be reporting results as they come in!
PHOTOS: Senatorial candidates Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, left, and Republican Ken Buck, right, debate at the King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus hosted by 9NEWS in Denver, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (Credit: Barry Gutierrez/AP Images)