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A lot of folks want to ‘drain the swamp,’ but Ken Buck wrote the book

Author: Dan Njegomir - March 20, 2017 - Updated: June 6, 2017

Its title may be well worn by now, but the soon-to-be-released book, “Drain the Swamp,” by U.S. Rep. Ken Buck — the Republican former prosecutor now representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District — promises to breathe new life into the 2016 campaign catch phrase-turned-political meme.

And Colorado Christian University’s conservative Centennial Institute has announced it will host the book’s official launch at the school’s Lakewood campus on April 10, with the congressman himself on hand:

Join us for an important evening to hear from Congressman Ken Buck about his new book, Drain the Swamp.

Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain.

Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation’s capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck immediately realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn’t because of political gridlock — in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt.

The book’s promotional pitch also teases, “Buck names names and tells incredible true stories.”

Talk about riding the wave; The Donald himself probably wishes he’d penned this one. Looks like Buck beat him to it (with the help of a co-author) even if he does borrow one of the president’s favorite turns of phrase.

Of course, whenever an elected official writes a book, can a run for higher office be far behind?

If you are among those who can’t wait to get your hands on a copy, sorry, you will have to wait. Only a few weeks, though. As noted on the Institute’s press release, the tome will be “in bookstores everywhere April 11,” a day after the launch.

It’s also available for pre-order right now on Amazon (but we’ll let you navigate your own way to the mega-vendor or any other book source). The full title: “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think.”

Here are details on the launch at Centennial Institute:

Monday, April 10
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Colorado Christian University
180 S. Garrison St Lakewood, CO 80226

Click here to RSVP

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is a blogger and opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.

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