Skip to comments.Pro-gun plumbers unclog political system, gather support for historic recall votes in Colorado
Posted on 07/28/2013 10:48:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
DENVER In one of the more unlikely insurgencies of the year in American politics, three young plumbers from Pueblo have stunned Colorado's political establishment by doing what many campaign veterans insisted was impossible.
Armed with little more than a petition, an army of volunteer signature-gatherers and their iPhones, political newcomers Victor Head, his brother Adam Head, and Ernest Mascarenas have forced a recall election for state Sen. Angela Giron, a rising star in the state's powerful Democratic Party and a labor favorite in heavily unionized Pueblo.
The three plumbers' grass-roots efforts and Ms. Giron's struggle to hold on to her seat have roiled politics in this purple state while laying down a marker in the increasingly fierce state-level battle over gun control laws, political watchers say.
The feat is even more impressive when placed in context: The Sept. 10 recall votes for Ms. Giron and fellow Democrat state Senate President John Morse, driven by their support of sweeping gun control legislation this year, are the first against any elected state official in Colorado's 137-year history.
"It's unbelievable. How do these guys get 13,000 people to sign the petition, and [roughly] 12,000 of them are good?" Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli asked. "It's a miracle. And it shows the passion here in Colorado behind this issue."
A tattooed 28-year-old "backflow specialist" who works in the family plumbing business, Victor Head helped launch Pueblo Freedom and Rights in March, shortly after the Democrat-dominated state legislature approved three bills restricting access to firearms and ammunition.
Republicans and national gun groups have rallied against the laws, which sparked Erie-based Magpul Industries, a leading firearms and accessories manufacturer, to announce plans to leave the state. The package of bills signed in March by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat were passed...
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Cool and thanks G76. :-)
They’ll be crushed by the electronic voting machines with more votes than people.
It's called organization and determination, and they vetted their signatures to ensure they were good.
time to destroy a harpy.
They are going to have to pullout all the stops to cheat. 49% of the signatures came from Dems and Independents. Giron’s margin of victory in 2010 was not all that impressive. A modest victory. She is in big trouble.
time to destroy a harpy.
Yes, and hold her high as an example for one and all to see. Leftist extremists believe if they just round up enough east coast, European, and über-wealthy Colorado money, they can do as they please, and the commoners will either love them wildly or tolerate and eventually accept their moral and intellectual superiority. In the end, everyone loathes them more than ever. They tell themselves if they just had more money...
Cool. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to “backflow specialist.” Yeah, give those Colorado libs all the “backflow” they deserve.
Ernest Mascarenas and his cousin Justin Aguilar from the Pueblo Recall Democrat Giron movement visiting Tancredo's booth at the Western Conservative Summit, July 28, 2013.
Great photo! Thanks for the post, beaversmom.
You’re very welcome, lp. :)
put that witch in the gibet and let her swing in the breeze for liberals everywhere to see.
It’s very encouraging.
We need every ounce we can get! :)
It shows what the average American can do when he has reached the limits of his patience.