Not much of a diary, so let it fade, but good news to be had in Colorado:
Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be elected to the U.S. Senate after pulling ahead of challenger Ken Buck this morning.
Long after most Coloradans -- including the candidates and their supporters -- had gone to bed, returns from Denver and Boulder moved Bennet past Buck and into the lead, 47.5 percent to 47.1 percent.
A recount would be required if the difference between the two candidates' vote totals is less than one-half of 1 percent of the highest vote total, or about 3,900 votes based on current tallies.
Bennet leads by nearly 7,000 votes with an estimated 30,000 still to be counted in Boulder County.
For some reason, I don't think this is the end of it. Buck is a dick and will probably dick around with recount and challenge and... and... but who knows, I could be wrong.
Either way, a very close race and the Bennet team deserves some big thanks for pulling together the base after the primary.
Yay for Senator Bennet!