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The Denver Post reports good news for Democrats this morning:

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.

The Boulder county area had glitches with counting votes last night, but it looks like the most expensive Senate race of the cycle ended up in the Democratic column after all.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 07:57 AM PDT.

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