Republican Ken Buck has been a pretty bad candidate for the U.S. Senate up until this point, which is why he has agreed to drop out of the race and run for the now-open House seat in CD-4. But it would be so un-Buck like to just walk of the statewide stage without missing a step on the way down.
Buck told the Greeley Tribune this afternoon that he and Rep. Cory Gardner had been talking about making the switch for about 10 days. D'oh!!!
Why is that such a problem? Gardner was already going to have to defend charges that this was a "backroom deal" (see Owen Hill's comments), but he could have danced around the question if there was still some ambiguity. But now, thanks to Buck, there is no way that Gardner can pretend that this was anything but a "backroom deal?"