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Ken Buck's refusal to prosecute alleged rape an effort to make him seem insensitive to women

Update below: Late last month, Colorado GOP boss Dick Wadhams said Democrats' decision to attack Ken Buck with ads on issues like abortion shows that they're "intellectually bankrupt," since the voting public is clearly more interested in "the economy and taxes and spending."

But Buck opponents aren't letting up on related topics -- like his alleged insensitivity to a 2005 rape victim.

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