Skip to comments.Michael Bloomberg donates $350,000 to fight Colorado recall efforts
Posted on 08/28/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
The recall elections for two Democratic lawmakers has become a political soap opera with subplots, new characters and daily developments that Tuesday included a $350,000 donation from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court.
Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo face separate recall elections in their districts on Sept. 10 for supporting gun-control legislation in the 2013 session.
Bloomberg's group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, supported the gun measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled legislature and were signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Bloomberg donated the money to Taxpayers for Responsible
Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, and Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs. (The Denver Post file) Democracy, which is fighting both recall efforts, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.
Recall opponents were quick to point out that more than 17,000 individuals have donated to efforts supporting Morse and Giron.
"We want to thank every single one of those supporters, from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the people who gave five or 10 dollars," said Jennie Peek-Dunstone, with Pueblo United for Angela. "They all play a role in fighting back against the 'wave of fear' that the recall proponents want to send across the country."
Recall supporters pounced on the news.
"We represent the folks who live here, work here, and simply want their state back from the East Coast special interests like Mayor Bloomberg, who influenced this past legislative session," said Jennifer Kerns, spokeswoman for the Basic Freedom Defense Fund.
Also on Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that voters do not have to participate in the recall portion of the ballot in order to cast a vote for a successor candidate.
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that’s known as “throwing good money after bad”.
Typical New York libtard minding everyone else’s business. Someone needs to tell Mike to sit down and STFU.
can you imagine the deceitful mind this guy has that at one time he actually labeled himself a republican?
Bloomers, keep your paws off my state!
How are these recall elections looking up there? Is there any chance?
I live nearby. I read somewhere it’s 50-50, but I don’t think so. I think it’s going to be a blowout for our side.
Richbich Bloomberg thinks his money buys whatever he wants it to.
Coloradans, prove Nanny B wrong. Please!