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Aug 24, 2010 8:36 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Ken Buck to give up 2 months pay while he campaigns

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck plans to give up two months pay while he campaigns for the U.S. Senate. He earns $140,000 a year and will give up $11,666 in pay for September and October.

Buck says he'll stay in regular contact with his office while he campaigns against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

Buck spokesman Owen Loftus says Buck remained on the job full-time during the primary race against Jane Norton and didn't give up any pay during that time.

Bennet's campaign disputes that. It calculates that Buck has missed at least 113 days of work so far and says Buck should pay back $60,038 to taxpayers. The Bennet campaign did not say how many days the senator has spent campaigning, instread of working in Washington.

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