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Aug 9, 2010 9:24 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

'Trackers' could throw Colorado election

They're as common at campaign stops as colorful banners: hand-held cameras wielded by politicians' opponents to catch them making a stupid mistake. So how come candidates keep getting tripped up by "trackers" who record their every move?

Trackers have been credited for spoiling campaigns from Virginia to Nevada.

And this year, amateur video clips could make the difference in Colorado's hotly contested GOP Senate primary on Tuesday. Just ask Ken Buck, whose surging campaign for the GOP nomination was tripped up by gaffes that were caught on tape and quickly became online sensations.

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