Rep. Ken Buck is in his third term representing the 4th Congressional District. He's also the party chair of the Colorado GOP. His Democratic challenger is Issac "Ike" McCorkle, an 18-year Marine veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Bruce Griffith represents the Libertarian Party and Laura Ireland is the Unity Party candidate.
The candidates appear here in the order they are set on the ballot.
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Candidate Elevator Pitch
"I am a retired Marine and Purple Heart recipient. I am a father of three and not a politician who accepts corporate bribes better known as PAC contributions. I am much more concerned with serving the will and needs of my constituents and the security of my nation than I am in divisive rhetoric and lining the pockets of the rich and powerful."
Rep. Ken Buck
"I have delivered for Colorado and stood for the conservative values that Colorado’s 4th District sent me to Washington to represent. I’ve worked to secure millions of funding for economic projects and jobs in our district, passed legislation that helps our veterans, and protected our oil & gas jobs. If you send me back to Washington, I will work to promote strong economic activity right here in Colorado’s 4th District. "
"Are you tired of the angry, bitter, partisan bickering that dominates Washington politics? Are you tired of career politicians that spend their entire lives as elected officials and 50% of their time raising money for future campaigns, time that your tax dollars pay for? Maybe it's time to set parties aside and elect someone .... different. If just a few representatives or a few senators are elected that aren't bound to either of the two major parties, then neither party will have a majority and therefore neither party will have control of Congress. It's time to start the movement, will you join me?"
The candidate has not returned a questionnaire.
A Quick Word On How We're Covering The 2020 Election
Where do the candidates stand on the issues? We've lined up a comparison of the candidates below compiled through a combination of CPR reporting, candidate questionnaires, interviews, news stories, campaign websites, candidate social media as well as congressional records and releases. For more in-depth information, click on either "Yes," "No," or "It's Complicated."
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Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Denver’s Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies led by Graduate Teaching Assistant T. Michael Boddie contributed to the reporting in this candidate guide.
Updated Oct. 26: Added eight yes/no questionnaire answers and the elevator pitch provided by the Rep. Ken Buck campaign.
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