Buck and Bennet Debate on National TV

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It's Your Decision 2010, and it starts Monday.

Early voting begins by mail-in ballot Monday morning in Colorado. Every vote counts; in some races, it could come down to the handful of people who choose to vote--or don't.

Colorado's race for U.S. Senate is a virtual tie according to polling data.
It took center stage on national TV Sunday morning, as incumbent senator Michael Bennet and his Republican opponent Ken Buck met on "Meet the Press."

Since Buck has Tea-Party support, during the show he tried to set himself apart from politics as usual.

"I think it's a legitimate political movement," said Buck of the Tea Party movement. "I think what we're talking about are folks that are frustrated that we are spending so much money in Washington, D.C., and they're every bit as frustrated with the Republicans as they are with the Democrats."

When asked, Bennet said he sees his opponent as just an opportunist. "In the general election, even as recently as yesterday, he said, 'Well, I, I don't, I don't support abolishing the department of education, but i wouldn't oppose it if it came up for a vote'," Bennet said of Buck. "That's not the kind of straight talk that people in Colorado want."

The clock is ticking for both candidates to convince voters, as October is over halfway over. Election day is November 2.

And with polls showing it's a toss up, campaign coffers could come into play in the final stretch. In that area, Bennet is beating Buck.

In the last three months, Bennet has raised $2.7 million, compared to Buck's $2.1 million. However, Buck actually has more cash on hand to spend on his campaign right now, so that could help level that playing field.

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