Buck camp says Norton ‘distorting’ his record

Jane Norton misrepresented her opponent’s record in decrying him as an isolationist, Ken Buck’s campaign said of Norton’s campaign stop in Grand Junction with Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Buck, who was campaigning in Boulder on Sunday afternoon and touching base with grassroots supporters, is insistent that the United States secure Afghanistan against the Taliban and their allies, destroy the drug trade from there, and prevent the country from being a haven for terrorism, Buck spokesman Owen Loftus said.

“Norton has been distorting Ken’s record,” Loftus said. “When she’s down in all the polls, Norton comes out and lies.”

Norton and Buck have also disputed each other’s positions on amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Norton has said she wants illegal immigrants to be jailed or to perform community service and that there be a path to legal status for those who don’t break the law. Buck wants them to return to their native countries before they can apply to return and go to the back of the line.

“What John McCain meant to say was that Jane Norton would partner with him in fighting for amnesty,” Loftus said.

“We have very different beliefs on who senators should represent,” Buck said in a statement.  “I’m focused on the grassroots, while my opponent is focused on the Washington establishment.  That is more apparent today than ever before.”


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