“Vote For Me Because of My Gender”

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Here’s the Washington Post’s take on it:

A new video shows Ken Buck, the leading Republican candidate in a Colorado Senate race, repeatedly using the word “bull—-” and saying that voters should choose him over his female primary opponent “because I do not wear high heels.”

Buck, the Weld County district attorney, made the remarks at a recent forum, in response to an audience question. Former lieutenant governor Jane Norton has been running a campaign ad decrying third-party spending on behalf of Buck’s campaign and urging Buck to “be man enough” to run the ads himself.

“She has questioned my manhood; I think it’s fair to respond,” Buck continues in the video. “I have cowboy boots on. They have real bull— on ‘em. That’s Weld County bull—, not Washington D.C. bull—.”

Full WaPo story here.  Sounds like both candidates have made gender an issue where it need not be.  

-Bridget Crawford

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