Colorado Republican releases first ad of Senate campaign

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck (R) released his first TV ad of the Colorado Senate primary campaign. The 30-second ad is airing statewide on broadcast TV beginning Friday and will air on cable television starting on Monday, according to a Buck spokesman. The ad was produced by Walt Klein’s Colorado Media Group.   

Buck’s ad is entirely positive, focusing on his desire to cut spending. Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, in contrast, hammered her rival for the GOP Senate nod in her latest ad. She also cited the recent spots by Americans for Job Security, a conservative group that has been promoting Buck and criticizing her. “You think Ken would be man enough to do it himself,” she says in the ad. 

The primary is Aug. 10.