Dems Hit Ken Buck on 17th Amendment Stance

By Chris Good

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has been hoping all election cycle that Republicans would nominate extremist candidates too far to the right for the general elections, aided by the charged-up conservative base and the demands of Tea Party and 9/12 activists.

In Colorado, the DSCC is painting Republican nominee Ken Buck as just that. The DSCC released this TV ad today, highlighting Buck for saying he supports a repeal of the 17th Amendment, which provides for direct election of U.S. senators.

Buck, for his part, says he doesn't support repealing the 17th Amendment. Buck told the Huffington Post that a 17th Amendment repeal "doesn't make sense" and that he rethought his position the day after he told the Pikes Peak Economic Club that he did, in fact, want to repeal it.

Here's the ad:

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