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Colorado Democrat Resigns to Avoid Recall Fight
National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 11/30/2013 7:21:40 AM PST by neverdem

Remember that third recall effort out in Colorado, targeting two-term Democrat Evie Hudak? It is now moot.

State Sen. Evie Hudak has decided to resign rather than risk facing a recall election that, should she lose, would flip control of the senate to Republicans, FOX31 Denver was first to report Wednesday.

Later Wednesday morning, Hudak made her resignation letter public.

“In the interest of preserving the progress made over the last year, I am resigning as State Senator for District 19, effective immediately,” Hudak wrote.

By resigning before the signatures are turned in, she assures that a Democratic vacancy committee will appoint her replacement, keeping the seat — and the senate — in the party’s hands, at least through November, when her successor will be forced to win reelection.

While the Republicans won’t have an opportunity to win the seat until Election Day, Hudak’s departure is a welcome development. You may recall Hudak telling a rape victim that her statistics were incorrect during a hearing on Colorado’s gun laws. The Denver Post later found that Hudak’s statistics were incorrect, declaring, “the episode made Hudak look like she cared not a whit for a rape victim,” and Hudak apologized for “insensitivity.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; eviehudak; hudak; michaelbloomberg; recall

1 posted on 11/30/2013 7:21:40 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

So recall whoever they put in there, and KEEP recalling them until they are gone.


2 posted on 11/30/2013 7:23:11 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: neverdem

Get the new bum on record as to where they stand on the offensive new laws. If they support them that should be enough to recall them. Plus the add on of being able to make the charge that the Rats tried to game the system and dodge the justified wrath of the voters.


3 posted on 11/30/2013 7:26:29 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: neverdem
Colorado Democrat Resigns to Avoid Recall Fight EMBARASSMENT

There ... fixed it.

4 posted on 11/30/2013 7:41:22 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: neverdem

time to go to the top.....recall election for the Governor


5 posted on 11/30/2013 7:43:15 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: neverdem
Hudak say Hudak, when I say Hudak?????


6 posted on 11/30/2013 7:46:29 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: neverdem

Yeah, this is a ploy to keep the seat in DemonRAT hands until the next election, because the DemonRAT governor Chickenpooper will appoint a DemonRAT to fill the seat until the next election.

A recall election would have had a much better outcome.


7 posted on 11/30/2013 7:53:17 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: neverdem

Maybe that’ll teach the ignorant b!tch to listen to the people before she votes, and may also be be a lesson to other morons thinking about gun control. These deranged progressives seem to think their Dem sheeple will support everything they do. Newsflash, idiot: A lot of Dems are gun owners too, and appreciate their freedoms. Now go lay down somewhere and STFU.


8 posted on 11/30/2013 8:02:48 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: neverdem

Progress=cowardice.

Clears it right up.


9 posted on 11/30/2013 8:19:11 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: neverdem
Glad though I am to see that vermin turn and run rather than try to stand and fight, the anti-Second Amendment bigotry laws she voted for are still on the books.

If you think the Republicans are going to undo the damage, please stand on your head, wiggle your ears, and whistle "Let It Be."

10 posted on 11/30/2013 8:37:53 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Standing Wolf
If you think the Republicans are going to undo the damage, please stand on your head, wiggle your ears, and whistle "Let It Be."

Watch the NRA.

11 posted on 11/30/2013 8:47:33 AM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

Well the gun that will really win the battle is the gospel gun and it shoots bullets of truth.


12 posted on 11/30/2013 8:49:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: neverdem

If this moots the recall election, then it’s a screw job to the Republicans. From now on, if it looks like they might lose a recall election, the Rat will simply drop out, be replaced by another Rat, and get the same result as if they had won the recall without spending a dollar.

If the appropriate number of signatures have been gathered, they should still have the election. If the Rat chooses to resign (I don’t think this resignation is “official”), then she’s just off the ballot.


13 posted on 11/30/2013 8:59:21 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“If the appropriate number of signatures have been gathered, they should still have the election. If the Rat chooses to resign (I don’t think this resignation is “official”), then she’s just off the ballot.”

If current law allows a legislator to duck a recall by resigning, then the law needs to be changed so that once the recall signature collection period commences, resignation is not an out for the miscreant or their party.


14 posted on 11/30/2013 9:15:12 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

According to the story, the election precipitating event is the turning in of the signatures. That date is 12/4, so there probably wont be an election. The recall movement claims to have 94% or so of the signatures, so there will be a bunch of pi$$ed off people, but that’s it. You’re correct, the precipitating event should be the filing to start gathering signatures. If the signature drive fails, then the election is mooted.

This business of cancelling an election by resigning (to allow another Rat to serve the rest of the term) is BS.


15 posted on 11/30/2013 9:21:22 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Westbrook
Yeah, this is a ploy to keep the seat in DemonRAT hands until the next election, because the DemonRAT governor Chickenpooper will appoint a DemonRAT to fill the seat until the next election.

More than just the seat. It is an 11 months reprieve to keep control of the CO Senate.

Now it's 18 Ds to 17 Rs.

16 posted on 11/30/2013 12:44:41 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Cyber Liberty

The Colorado folks that I hear from say they were working their way up to Hickenlooper by recall. Now that this dumbass has skated the path to Hickenlooper is one step closer. There is cleaning going on in the house of Colorado.


17 posted on 11/30/2013 1:41:28 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

This dodge being used right now (resigning in the face of a recall) is a very limited tactic. How many old pols are going to be willing to fall on their swords for the Party? The introduction of this tactic is alarming, but it can backfire on them. And Chickenpooper isn’t about to resign, so he remains a fixed and valid target for recall.

If this resignation allows us to divert more cash to dragging him down, then it will be worth it if it’s successful.


18 posted on 11/30/2013 1:59:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: neverdem

So whoever runs against Dems should just run for recalling Obamacare and reducing the national debt and become a hero.

Some of the Tea Party should run as Democrats and Republicans as well.


19 posted on 11/30/2013 2:01:32 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

not only should they have the election but any politician who quits like this should forfeit all pension and other benefits.


20 posted on 11/30/2013 4:20:04 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
“The recall movement claims to have 94% or so of the signatures, so there will be a bunch of pi$$ed off people.....”

So the recall people should capitalize on the shenanigans, and as soon as the new jerk is seated, start a recall on him, and a couple of other RATs as well. People are getting pi$$ed off as you say, so use their anger!

21 posted on 11/30/2013 8:46:50 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Can’t say about Colorado but my state has a six-months-in-office limitation on starting a recall. If that’s the case in CO then the second recall effort would be limited to a really short time slot before the next real election. But that doesn’t mean that the carpetbagger shouldn’t be subjected to every legal means of harrassing krap.


22 posted on 12/01/2013 2:30:24 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Red Steel

Now defeat Hickenlooper and Udall please.


23 posted on 12/02/2013 2:22:01 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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