Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who has weighed in on a handful of contested Republican Senate primaries this cycle, stumped for Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck on Thursday. 

DeMint endorsed Buck in April, and his Senate Conservatives Fund has donated to Buck’s primary campaign against former state Lt. Gov. Jane Norton (R).  

On a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon, DeMint downplayed the division that has defined several GOP primaries across the country this cycle.

“I think it’s healthy for the party when Republicans have some good choices in primaries,” DeMint said.

Asked whether he would support Norton should she win the nomination: “I will definitely support her,” DeMint said.