GREELEY, Colo. — Weld County Republican Ken Buck has won the open race in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District.
Buck defeated Democrat Vic Meyers.
The 4th district includes the Eastern Plains and runs the length of the state from Wyoming to New Mexico.
Buck will succeed Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Yuma, who withdrew to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
Buck’s election marks a revival for the longtime prosecutor. He narrowly lost a Senate race in 2010 to Democrat Michael Bennet.
Buck originally planned to challenge Udall but withdrew after Gardner announced his effort.