Colo. senate president loses recall over gun laws
By COLLEEN SLEVIN
DENVER (AP) — Democratic Senate President John Morse has been recalled by Colorado Springs voters in a special election driven by his support for new gun restrictions.
A majority of voters said “yes” to the question of whether Morse should be recalled from office Tuesday night. They chose former Republican City Councilman Bernie Herpin as his successor.
Morse was an appealing target for a recall because he narrowly won re-election in 2010. He supported several Democratic-sponsored gun bills this year, including new limits on the size of ammunition magazines and expanding background checks to online and private firearm sales.
Democratic Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo also faced a recall over the gun laws, which were a response to mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut last year.
By COLLEEN SLEVIN
But, as usual, you heard it on Free Republic first! :)
Impressive that even the leftists over at AP admit she was recalled over her position on gun rights. She was claiming it was because she was latina (course none of the other in the legislature got recalled, just her).
“Morse was an appealing target for a recall because he narrowly won re-election in 2010.”
This is flat wrong. After his re-election in 2010, we had redistricting in CO and his district boundaries changed. It is now regarded as a safe dem district. To illustrate, Obama won Morse’ district by 20%.
The recalls for both Morse and Giron were both quixotic efforts with a near miraculous end. Both districts have lopsided dem registration and we were outspent 7-1. There was a full-court dem GOTV effort and blanket radio and TV commercials. There is NO WAY we should have won those races. But we did.