Wednesday, April 24, 2024
HomecongressColorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck won't run for re-election

Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck won’t run for re-election

Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck won’t run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2024, he announced Wednesday.

In a video to constituents, Buck criticized the GOP for what he called the “insidious narratives” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, and prosecutions following amounted to weaponization of the Justice Department.

Buck, who first assumed office in 2015, said he believed the GOP needed to return to conservative principles instead of “self-serving lies.”

Buck’s retirement also means that a new seat is opening up in Colorado — though the retiring Republican handily carried his district in each of his elections.

Still, the departure of Buck opens up a window for Colorado Democrats who will likely pour money into the seat to flip it blue.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated

Houston Keene is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.  Story tips can be sent to Houston.Keene@Fox.com and on Twitter: @HoustonKeene 

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular