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Will Colorado Become the New Wisconsin Center of the Political World?
National Review ^ | July 19, 2013 8:08 AM | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 07/19/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by Red Steel

Get ready for two very intense, quick fights in two state-legislative races that will carry a great deal of national weight on the gun-control issue:

A Denver judge Thursday ruled petitions submitted to oust a pair of Democratic senators from office are valid, a pivotal ruling that sets in motion Colorado’s first-ever recall election of state lawmakers.

“The petitions here substantially comply with law,” Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt said in his oral decision from the bench. “Recalls are a fundamental right of Colorado citizens.”

Shortly after Hyatt handed down the decision Thursday, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order to set the recall election date of Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo for Sept. 10.

Both are the targets of recalls by constituents for their support of stricter Colorado gun laws implemented this month.

Suddenly, every gun-control supporter and Second Amendment advocate will be focusing on these two state-legislative districts, hoping to send a signal about the post-Newtown gun laws.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Front Page News; US: Colorado; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; elections; guncontrol; hickenlooper; purplestates; secondamendment
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To: qaz123
hopefully they can make life really uncomfortable for the liberal weenies that moved in, forcing them to move back to Cali and whatever other, liberal nest they left.

Well, they generally self-identify by placing this "bulls-eye" (which also says Obama) on their back bumper

21 posted on 07/21/2013 4:55:16 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Red Steel

Get ready for the fight of your life, Coloradoans!

It gets ugly!

22 posted on 07/21/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: lurk

Not only California libs but a huge influx of illegals has changed Colorado’s landscape. We used to be reliably conservative, now I don’t recognize the state I have lived in for the last 45 years. I actually had one of my kids not get a fast food job because he didn’t speak spanish....

Hopefully the people of this once great state will wake up, but I am not optomistic.

23 posted on 07/21/2013 11:37:24 AM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: House Atreides

We are leaving California for Colorado before the liberals figure out how to eliminate the ceiling on property taxes provided by Proposition 13 for the last 30 years or so...and if they do property taxes will skyrocket.

24 posted on 07/21/2013 12:31:29 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: Red Steel

More likely Colorado will become the new toilet of America.

25 posted on 07/21/2013 6:48:23 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"If I remember correctly, Colorado Springs is a fairly conservative area. Is that correct?"

Yes, 39% for Obama in 2008 and 37% last time, but the Dems Gerrymandered when they got control of the Senate and created one competitive district, which went to the Dems because the election was thrown to the Donkey Party (Morse got 48% of the vote) by a Libertarian candidate who managed to shoot the entire state of Colorado in the foot. The District includes liberal hotbed Colorado College (Axelrod's son is a recent grad). The 'O'kids get back on campus two weeks before the recall election. Literally millions of $$$ coming in from out of state. Should be interesting.

Giron, in the Pueblo district is a little different, in that Pueblo is historically Democrat, but with lots of old Reaganite Dems, maybe the last bastion of "conservative Democrats." A lot of 'Old Spanish' (i.e., been here since before the Mayflower and most can't speak one sentence in Spanish) who tend to be socially conservative, and on social issues could go against the social engineers.

Odd fact about Colorado Springs: It's run totally by Republicans, but on the scale of "income equality" it has the least differentiation between top and bottom of any city in the U.S.

26 posted on 07/23/2013 10:34:23 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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