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  • Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo

    07/10/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control. Bloomberg was asked about the successful recall races of Democratic State Senators in response to the strict gun control legislation passed in the state. “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said. ......
  • Dems unveil legislation surrounding recall elections (After Colorado Dems lost 3 St. Senators)

    03/24/2014 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Colorado Statesman ^ | 3/21/2014 | Peter Marcus
    Democrats this week unveiled legislation that aims to correct some of the legal conflicts revealed last summer during recall elections of two Senate Democrats that nullified mail balloting and contributed to the Democrats’ loss. During an impromptu media availability hosted by Senate Democrats on Monday, lawmakers proposed a measure that would modify a provision in state statute that allows a person to petition onto a recall election ballot 15 days before the election date. The provision was highlighted during a Denver District Court case this summer challenging the recall elections of then-Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and then-Sen....
  • Gun control supporter threatens to kill Colorado recall activists

    11/15/2013 10:10:20 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    The Capitol City Project. ^ | November 15, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    A supporter of Colorado State Senator, and gun control champion, Evie Hudak was captured on video threatening to “go home and get a gun and come back and kill” recall activists as they tried to gather signatures for a new recall effort against Ms. Hudak. ... The Recall Hudak Too organizers are hoping to follow up successful recalls of two other anti-gun Colorado State Senators earlier this year. Both State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron were thrown out of office by voters over their support for controversial gun control measures. Hudak supported the same measures. Ms....
  • Herpin, Rivera Sworn in to Replace Recalled Dems as Morse Takes Parting Shot ( CO recalls )

    10/05/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | October 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Six months ago, Bernie Herpin assumed his best political days were behind him. He had lost his reelection bid for Colorado Springs city council and he was approaching his 70th birthday. “I just figured I was done with politics,” said Herpin. It turns out he was wrong. On Thursday, Republicans Herpin and George Rivera were sworn in as the newest members of the Colorado state Senate, replacing the two Democrats ousted in last month’s historic recall elections. ... Pro-Democrat groups outspent the recallers by at least 6 to 1, which resulted in a few tense moments for the GOP campaigns....
  • TABOR lawsuit gets round in court, but decision unlikely for months(CO X-Senator Morse Plaintiff)

    09/24/2013 10:20:57 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Gazette ^ | Updated September 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Megan Schrader
    DENVER - Current and former elected officials wishing to undo the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, better known as TABOR, argued on Monday in federal appeals court that they have standing and the court has the authority to hear their complaint. A total of 33 plaintiffs brought the suit against Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2011, challenging the constitutionality of TABOR, a law limiting tax increases unless Colorado voters approve. A few months later, Attorney General John Suthers sought to have the case dismissed on the grounds that none of the plaintiffs had standing and the courts didn't have the proper...
  • Citizens Boot Radical Democrats in Colorado Over Gun Control

    09/13/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 5 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,09,13 | USBC News Wire
    On Tuesday, everyday American citizens recalled two Democrat State Senators, over their extreme gun control views. The two senators, Senate President John Morse, and Senator Angela Giron, had pushed through highly controversial gun control measures against the will of the citizens they represented, including intensified background checks on private sales, banning magazines larger than 15 rounds...
  • The Epic Meltdown of the Gun-Grabbers

    09/13/2013 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Quick, call the CDC. We've got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can't help but double-down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal and profligate. The ululations of gun-grabbing Democrats here in my adopted home state are reverberating far and wide. Appearing on cable TV Thursday to answer the question "What happened?" Pueblo State Sen. Angela Giron sputtered that she lost her seat due to "voter suppression." Giron whined to CNN anchor Brooke...
  • Bloomberg May Court McAuliffe to Bring Gun Control to Virginia

    09/11/2013 1:09:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Questions are being raised whether outgoing billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is courting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) to enact gun control measures in Virginia if he should win the statehouse in November. On Tuesday, voters in Colorado recalled two state senators--Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs)--that supported Colorado Gov. John Hickenloooper's (D) sweeping gun control legislation, which he signed into law in March. As Breitbart News reported, Morse lost his recall election 51 to 49 percent, and Giron lost hers by a "whopping 56 to 44 percent." Bloomberg reportedly called Hickenlooper...
  • Second Amendment Roundup - Colorado and Missouri

    09/12/2013 4:57:58 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    An armed man is a free man whilst an unarmed man is a serf who is subject to the whims and dictates of the State. That is why progressive liberals fear and despise gun ownership and why they relentlessly pursue to destroy the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. They know that an armed population can resist any final destruction of their God-given liberties. This week saw a mixed bag of news as it pertains to gun rights. However, while there was a setback in Missouri, the overall news is encouraging. On Tuesday, voters in Colorado successfully recalled two anti-liberty...
  • Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well

    09/12/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Corner. Tuesday night, expecting a close race, I couldn’t believe that she lost by 12 points. Now, after watching her for the first time, I can’t believe she lost by only 12 points. She’s got one argument here — “voter suppression,” ripped straight from the DNC’s talking points memo, which is completely destroyed by her own now-famous admission a few weeks ago that if Bloomberg and his anti-gun group couldn’t buy her a victory in this race, “they might as well fold it up.” They did their best for her; as Erika noted earlier, gun-grabbers outspent gun-rights supporters...
  • Video: Rachel Maddow on "wave of fear" caused by gun-control politicos' recall loss

    09/12/2013 3:08:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Denver Westword ^ | September 12, 2013 | Michael Roberts
    If you see the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara smiling today, here's one likely reason: He provided the de facto name for the lead segment on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night. Sitting to the side of a continental-U.S. map plastered with the Caldara-uttered phrase "Wave of Fear," Maddow explored the recall election defeats of John Morse and Angela Giron over their support of gun-control legislation. Along the way, she featured a clip of Caldara at the lectern and politically incorrect graphics courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. See it all below. Following an introduction noting that her program is...
  • Hickenlooper nervously defends gun control laws after Colorado recalls

    09/12/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's worth saying Colorado has maintained people's right to own a gun --- we've maintained the full respect for the Second Amendment," he insisted during a press conference on Wednesday. Hickenlooper repeatedly cited a poll showing that 80 percent of Colorado voters support universal background checks, calling the law "sound and sensible." He admitted, however, that he was never as "fired up" about limits on ammunition magazines. "That was a tough one," he said.
  • Colorado Commits keeping campaign plans under wraps

    09/12/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Ed News Colorado ^ | Sep 10th, 2013. | Todd Engdahl
    Leaders of the campaign to pass a $950 million education tax increase are laying plans for their campaign, but they’re being close-mouthed about what those strategies are. With just 35 days until county clerks can start mailing ballots for the Nov. 5 election, Colorado Commits to Kids has yet to stage any public meetings or air any advertising. On Tuesday, Colorado Commits convened representatives of groups supporting Amendment 66 for a meeting on the Auraria campus. The emailed invitation said, “We plan to update you on our success thus far, and explain our road to success in the coming months.”...
  • Colorado Voters Blow Whistle On Anti-Gun Pols

    09/11/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: Colorado voters on Tuesday ousted two leading supporters of stricter gun control laws, saying "ready, aim, fired" to those who would deny movie patrons and college women the right to armed self-defense. One would think that Colorado, the site of the tragedies at Columbine and the Aurora movie theater, the purple state where President Obama accepted his first nomination amidst faux Greek columns, would be the least receptive of states for the arguments of Second Amendment defenders. Colorado state Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron found out differently on Tuesday as they were ousted by gun rights...
  • The Democratic Delusion: ‘Voter Suppression’ Resulted in Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicians

    09/11/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday night, voters in two Colorado districts ousted two prominent state senators due to their support for strict state-level gun control measures. Colorado, which has been trending Democratic over the past four election cycles, has been uniquely resistant to the Republican message. For a moment, that trend in the Centennial State was halted as voters ejected state Sen. Angela Giron and state Senate President John Morse from elected office. Pundits and political scientists often warn observers that special or recall elections are not indicative of any political trend. They are not predictive of the results of a general election...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Responds to Colorado Recall Election Results

    09/11/2013 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 49 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, issued the following statement regarding the recall election results in Colorado: “The gun lobby may have won this local battle, but they will not win the national war. The National Rifle Association purposely called this recall election in Colorado – just a year before the regular election cycle – to ensure voting obstacles and low voter turnout. This reckless desire to remove legislators from office in an off-election year cost Coloradans more than $500,000 – an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars. From the outset,...
  • Polling company did poll that predicted Colorado recall results *exactly* and didn't release it!

    09/11/2013 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 16 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Sept 11, 2013
    The next time you're wondering if polls are biased, just remember this admission from Public Policy Polling: Reflecting on the Colorado recalls We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points. What's...
  • Top Dem: Colorado losses due to ´voter suppression, pure and simple´

    09/11/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing
  • Pack your bags! Colorado senators ousted for anti-gun laws

    09/11/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT · by sdnet · 12 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-11 | Steve Adcock
    The people of Colorado have spoken. In the state’s first ever recall election, voters successfully recalled senators John Morse and Angela Giron over their support of anti-liberty gun control legislation passed earlier in the year, sending a message that the destruction of freedom will not be tolerated – in the state of Colorado. Morse lost by less than 400 votes in his hotly-contested district of Colorado Springs. Giron lost by several thousand in Pueblo. Democrats will still maintain control of the state legislature, although the state’s Democratic governor might be next on the list of politicians to recall. Coloradans fought...
  • Total recall: Gun-control advocates get booted from Colorado office

    09/11/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.</p>
  • A Famous Victory in Colorado

    09/11/2013 5:13:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Colorado Springs — Despite the media’s insistence that the Colorado recalls were the first skirmish in a new proxy war between the National Rifle Association and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the simple truth is that Tuesday’s stunning elections were prompted and won by forces on the ground. At the Stargazers Theatre last night, I sat with those forces as a famous victory unfolded. Speaking after Senator Morse conceded, the recall’s founder, Tim Knight, told the crowd that “you must own your freedom in order to protect and pass it on to your children.” He has spent the last few...
  • Wasserman Schultz on Colo. recall results: ‘This was voter suppression, pure and simple.’

    09/11/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/11/13 | Twitchy staff
    As Twitchy reported yesterday, Democrats were pushing the bogus “voter suppression” meme even before the polls closed in Colorado’s recall elections. According to Politico reporter Byron Tau, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, is the latest Democrat to parrot the absurd talking point. Will other high-profile Democrats follow suit?
  • FLASHBACK- Biden warns of ‘political price’ for lawmakers who oppose gun control (myth=Busted)

    09/11/2013 4:45:54 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2013 | By Philip Rucker and David Nakamura7
    Declaring that “we have not given up,” Vice President Biden warned Tuesday that lawmakers who opposed the Obama administration’s proposals to stem gun violence “will pay a political price.” Biden appeared in a White House auditorium to announce that the administration has completed or made significant progress on nearly two dozen smaller-scale executive actions aimed at strengthening existing background checks, improving record-keeping, and providing schools and communities with emergency management plans.
  • John Morse, Angela Giron ousted in historic Colorado recall election

    09/10/2013 10:25:47 PM PDT · by RC one · 32 replies
    7News ^ | September 11, 2013
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - State Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron were both removed from office Tuesday by voters upset with their stance on gun control. Unofficial final results updated by the El Paso County Clerk at 10:02 p.m. showed 50.96 percent of voters wanted Morse to be recalled. "The highest rank in a democracy is citizen, not senate president," he said at the conclusion of his concession speech, in which he promised to continue his work. Giron, who was winning in the first preliminary data, has also lost. Unofficial results show 56 percent of voters in favor...
  • (Colorado State Senators) Morse and Giron recalled over support of gun laws

    09/10/2013 10:30:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2013
    State Senate President John Morse became the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled by his constituents in the state’s 137-year history around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Less than an hour later, Sen. Angela Giron, also facing a recall due to her support of gun control legislation this year, became the second. [Snip] Morse conceded just after 9 p.m. “It has been an honor to represent the eleventh senate district and to serve as the Colorado state [senate] president,” he told more than 150 supporters at the Wyndham Garden Hotel downtown. “Robert F. Kennedy once said, ‘it is the essence of...
  • Recall Election Prompts Charges Of Voter Fraud, Suppression(dems are crying)

    09/10/2013 10:02:45 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The Colorado observer ^ | 9/11/13 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Democrats don’t often complain about voter fraud, but the prospect of outside voters taking advantage of an apparent loophole in Colorado’s new election law to participate in the legislative recalls has the bill’s sponsor crying foul. State Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver), who sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, said Wednesday that those who say the law allows so-called “gypsy voters” are essentially advocating election fraud. “I think what they’re doing is advertising wholesale voter fraud and asking folks to basically break the law,” Pabon told the Colorado Observer.
  • SHOT ACROSS THE BOW: Second Amendment Wins: CO Senate Majority Leader RECALLED *UPDATED

    09/10/2013 8:59:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 162 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Colorado Democrat Senate Majority Leader John Morse concedes. Colorado Democrats need a new senate leader. History was made tonight in Colorado as Democrat Senate Majority Leader John Morse was recalled for abridging Coloradans’s Second Amendment civil liberties. The tally is currently 52%-48%. According to Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics, Morse supporters need to “beat us two to one in remaining ballots.” Impossible. It’s the first wave of legislative battles planned by citizens angry at state lawmakers who denied them a vote on their Second Amendment rights. As it stands now State Senator Angela Giron is narrowly ahead of her...
  • Colorado Voters Aim is True

    09/11/2013 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/11/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Last night's recall elections, the first two in the history of Colorado, were hugely successful in driving two democratic state senators from office. John Morse and Angela Giron, were both recalled yesterday, in which the nation looked on as a referendum for gun control. Giron's loss was somewhat unexpected, since democrats outnumber republicans in that district, by a whopping 47% to 23%. Since the recall petitions went out, the elections have been seen of national importance for both sides. Gun control has always been a national issue that have led to certain defeat on election day, but forces within the...
  • WE WON!!! MORSE CONCEDES Colorado recall

    09/10/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT · by Colorado Doug · 148 replies
    Several | 09-09-2013 | Self
    FLASH: Sen. John Morse of Colorado Springs concedes, falls in historic recall vote dpo.st/1dZjpJS #COrecall http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=202731&ThemeId=9264# I will add more links as we go.
  • Colorado Recall Turns Violent: Citizen Journos Attacked

    09/10/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 9, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Citizen journalists and activists with Revealing Politics were attacked as they filmed outside of polling places ahead of Colorado’s contentious recall. The journos can be seen on tape quietly going about their work when one videographer is repeatedly physically attacked by a man. ... The Colorado recall election of Senate President John Morse is one of the most nationally watched political events in the country. With the passage of a poorly-written and difficult to understand bill that now allows for same-day voter registration in effect for the recall elections, it became clear to Revealing Politics that we need to shine...
  • CO Dem: Gun Control Doomed if Recall Succeeds

    09/09/2013 10:12:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Heading into the September 10th recall elections of Colorado state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), it is important for voters to remember Giron's admission that if either she or Morse falls it will be detrimental to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control dreams. Giron's said: "For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they even lose one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that." ... a vote against Giron is a vote to stop Bloomberg's runaway gun control agenda.
  • Wasserman Schultz: Colorado Recalls 'Blatant Attack on Our Democratic Principles'

    09/01/2013 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrat National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says the coming recall elections of Colorado state senators John Morse (D) and Angela Giron (D) are "a blatant attack on our Democratic principles." Voters are trying to recall Morse and Giron because of their support of gun control laws that banned rifle and pistol magazines larger than 15 rounds, banned shotgun magazines larger than eight rounds, and mandated a background check on every gun sale in the state, i.e., universal background checks. The laws also contained a new fee that will be added to every gun sale to pay for...
  • Herpin Hits Morse For Not Protecting Children From Predators ( CO Recalls )

    08/30/2013 5:55:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 28, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Democrat Senate President John Morse, who is battling a recall, took another hit Tuesday when Republican Bernie Herpin vowed to take a leadership role in passing legislation to protect children from sexual predators. It was a thinly veiled attack on Morse’s voting record. “As a father of three daughters and the grandfather of six young grandchildren, the safety of our children is an important issue for me,” declared Herpin. The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association hammered Morse earlier this month for claiming he passed laws to protect children from being victimized by sex offenders. Not so, declared CSPPA, referring to...
  • Facing recalls, Morse, Giron challenge TV ad, mailer ( CO Gun Grabber Recalls )

    08/28/2013 6:19:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    With less than two weeks until voters cast ballots in the first two recall elections in Colorado history, both state lawmakers defending their seats are taking legal action– again. On Tuesday, an attorney for Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, filed a cease and desist order with Xfinity asking the cable provider to stop airing an ad by a group supporting their recall ... Also Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on whether voters must vote yes or no on the first question of the two-part recall ballot —...
  • MORSE UNDER FIRE: Colorado Springs Leaders Blast Senate President On Ethics, Child Predator Laws

    08/23/2013 12:50:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | August 23, 2013
    Senate President John Morse is under fire from local Colorado Springs leaders, from the police association to the City Council President, for his ethical improprieties and votes against harsher penalties for child predators. Yesterday, the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association sent out a robocall to 17,000 households in Colorado Springs, laying into Morse over his opposition to tougher laws against “violent sexual predators who prey on children.” ... Adding to the assault, Morse’s Republican challenger Bernie Herpin is piling on today with attacks on Morse’s ethical problems – which coincide with a TV ad running on Morse’s ethics investigation. Even...
  • “BORING” & “TEDIOUS”: John Morse No Fan Of Talking To Constituents ( CO Gun Grabber )

    08/17/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 15, 2013
    Senate President John Morse, facing a historic recall election over his anti-gun votes, was a little too honest in a Colorado Springs Gazette article today, saying that talking to his constituents door-to-door is “boring” and “tedious.” Usually it’s not smart politically to say you’re bored by talking with the very people you are seeking to keep you in office. ... This is not the first time Morse has spoken derisively of contact with constituents. When on MSNBC during the gun debate, Morse bragged about advising his fellow Democratic Senators to ignore emails from their constituents.
  • Shadowy Dem Operative Looms Large in Recall Fundraising ( Colorado Gun Grabbers )

    08/16/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The most pivotal figure in the Colorado recall election may be an unseen Kentucky woman who’s directing the Democratic fundraising. Julie Wells, the registered agent for more than two dozen groups since 2006 raising and spending millions to benefit Democrats, is also the registered or designated filing agent for at least two committees contributing funds and airing ads on behalf of Democratic state Sens. Angela Giron and John Morse. Her latest group is We Can Do Better, Colorado, which launched a television spot Thursday accusing Republican recall candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera of supporting personhood, the Colorado Democratic Party’s...
  • Colorado Springs Police Protective Association Backs Morse Recall ( CO Gun Grabber )

    08/15/2013 9:19:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 15, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Battling a recall election, Senate President John Morse has boasted that police support him and his impassioned push for gun-control laws. But in his own backyard, a police association want Morse booted out of office. The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, which represents more than 800 city law enforcement members, held a press conference Wednesday to encourage voters to vote “yes” to recall Morse. They also endorsed Republican Bernie Herpin to replace Morse. “We are asking the citizens of Senate District 11 to vote yes to recall John Morse and replace him with Bernie Herpin to give us an actual...
  • Democrats will appeal judge’s ruling on mail ballots in recall ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/14/2013 5:52:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    Just as the Secretary of State’s office and county clerks are scrambling to revamp an election plan for recalls on Sept. 10 that can no longer involve mail ballots, Democrats have decided to appeal Monday’s district court ruling to the Colorado Supreme Court. The official appeal will be filed Tuesday, Mark Grueskin, the Democrats’ attorney, told FOX31 Denver. On Monday, Grueskin tried to persuade Judge Robert McGahey to toss a lawsuit from Colorado Libertarians, who argued that the state constitution allows them to submit petition signatures to make the ballot up to 15 days from the actual election. A new...
  • Colorado Recalls Make History: Bloomberg-Biden toadies are learning something about voter rejection.

    08/02/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.13 | ROSS KAMINSKY
    In nearly 140 years of Colorado history, it’s never happened before. This year it is happening twice: Two legislators, both Democratic members of the Colorado State Senate, will face recall elections after the Democrat-controlled legislature, bullied by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden, and supported by Governor John “I’m a Moderate” Hickenlooper, passed heavy-handed and unpopular restrictions on gun rights in the Centennial State. The senators in question are Angela Giron (Pueblo) and John Morse (CO Springs), the latter being the... --snip-- The Secretary of State’s office has issued a notice that they intend to...
  • Gun rights advocates launch ad

    07/30/2013 6:29:42 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 4 replies
    the denver channel ^ | 7-30-2013 | Molly Hendrickson,Lauren Bradley
    DENVER - Colorado’s state senate president, who already faces a recall election in September, is now being called a puppet for an East Coast agenda in a new commercial. The 30 second ad produced by the National Association for Gun Rights asks “Who’s pulling John Morse’s Strings?”
  • Morse Blasted for Ducking Voters and Running Radio Ads “Full of Lies” ( CO Gun Grabber )

    07/29/2013 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | July 29, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Democrat Senate President John Morse is touting his voting record over the past seven years in flyers and radio ads to fight an impending Sept. 10 recall election. But, Morse has faced criticism for avoiding direct confrontation with voters. That duck-and-cover maneuver set off a sizzling commentary Saturday when Morse apparently again refused requests to appear on Jeff Crank’s KVOR talk radio show to answer callers’ questions even as Morse is airing his anti-recall ads on the radio station – ads Crank says are filled with “inaccuracies.” As the verbal dustup occurred on the air, SD 11 Republican candidate Bernie...
  • New York Times weighs in on ‘vindictive’ recall of Colorado Dems

    07/27/2013 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:23 PM 07/26/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Two Democratic Colorado state senators who are facing recall elections on Sept. 10 got The New York Times’ endorsement Friday. The Gray Lady came out with an editorial calling the ballot-box showdown an important “barometer of whether the public, which repeatedly registers support for tougher gun controls in surveys, will show up at the ballot to defend politicians who bucked the gun lobby.” The editorial plainly characterized the recalls of Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron as a fight between common-sense politicians and “the reckless agenda” of the National Rifle Association, which it said Colorado has traditionally embraced....
  • Facing recall, Morse to file criminal complaint Monday ( CO Gun Grabber )

    07/22/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | July 21, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Supporters of state Senate President John Morse, who faces a recall election in early September, will file a criminal complaint Monday asking for an investigation into thousands of recall petition signatures they believe were forged. On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an order scheduling recall elections against Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, both under fire from constituents for supporting gun control legislation earlier this year, to take place on Sept. 10. That order came just hours after a Denver district judge ruled against the two lawmakers, both Democrats, who’d challenged the Secretary of State’s certification of the signatures...
  • Recall efforts against Colorado gun controllers move forward

    07/10/2013 10:11:17 PM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    On Tuesday, the Colorado secretary of state rejected a challenge to one state senator’s recall while the other senator filed a complaint in district court to stave off a vote that could see him become the first elected official kicked out of office in state history. Supporters of Sen. Angela Giron are a step behind those of Senate President John Morse, whose attempt to toss out signatures calling for his ouster was rejected last week. The lawyer representing one of Morse’s constituents argued that the petitions should be invalidated because they didn’t contain specific language calling for an election to...
  • Gessler’s office upholds recall petition language against Morse, Giron (Colorado)

    07/03/2013 5:34:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Chieftain ^ | Last modified: July 3, 2013 06:19PM | PETER ROPER
    It was two swings and two misses today for the lawyers fighting the recall campaigns against state Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, and state Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs. Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert handed down two rulings at 5 p.m that move the recall efforts forward: First, she denied a motion from attorney Mark Grueskin to have Secretary of State Scott Gessler and his office recuse itself from hearing the legal challenge against the recall petitions. Secondly, she upheld the wording of the petitions – a decision that wasn’t unexpected and is likely to send the recall fight into...
  • Colorado recall efforts get ugly ahead of key ruling (Dem Sen. Giron Supporter Arrested)

    07/02/2013 10:54:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:47 AM 07/03/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Recall efforts against two Colorado Democrats are reaching a fever pitch ahead of an expected ruling on Wednesday on whether a petition recalling Senate President John Morse contained the right language to proceed with an election. Supporters of both Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron have argued that the petitions circulated in their districts — both of which were certified by the secretary of state to have had enough signatures to move forward — should be tossed out because they do not specify that there will be elections to replace the ousted lawmakers. A hearing on Morse’s complaint was held...
  • Ruling in Morse recall protest delayed until July 3 (CO)

    06/27/2013 3:10:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    Gazette ^ | June 27, 2013 | 3:35 pm | Megan Schrader
    A partisan effort to thwart the recall of Sen. John Morse shifted into gear Thursday as attorney Mark Grueskin on asked the deputy secretary of state to concede that the state agency has given poor advice to recall petitioners for at least the last decade. "I know we are putting you in a tough position," Grueskin said. "The right of recall is fundamental and it needs to be liberally construed but that doesn't mean we have to go crazy." Grueskin argued at length that the petitioners omitted a legally required phrase in the petition explaining to voters that Morse, a...
  • After protest hearing, Morse recall likely headed to court (CO Anti-2nd Amend. Senator)

    06/27/2013 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 01:48pm, June 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — For four hours Thursday morning, attorneys on both sides of the effort to recall state Senate President John Morse argued across a conference table about the validity of signatures signed by constituents upset by the Democratic lawmaker’s support of gun control legislation earlier this year. Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican, found earlier this month that organizers had turned in more than enough signatures to force a recall election later this year. On Thursday, Morse’s attorney tried to persuade Gessler’s deputy, Suzanne Staiert, that all of those petitions are invalid because they don’t explicitly state that a...
  • Sen. Angela Giron recall moves ahead with signatures verified (2nd CO Recall)

    06/25/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    kdvr ^ | updated on: 02:17pm, June 24, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Monday afternoon that the group seeking to recall Sen. Angela Giron turned in enough valid signatures to force a special recall election later this year. That makes Giron, D-Pueblo, the second state lawmaker who could be recalled for her support of a Democratic package of gun control legislation earlier this year. Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, is also facing a recall. Of the 13,466 submitted by the group Pueblo Freedom and Rights, 12,648 were deemed valid, enough to clear the11,285 signature threshold — 25 percent of the votes cast in...