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  • 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....
  • Possible voter fraud cases sent to DA (Gun Grabber Morse's Recall Election)

    11/02/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    The Gazette ^ | November 1, 2013 | 9:05 pm | Megan Schrader
    El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams has forwarded 18 cases of potential voter fraud from the September recall election of Sen. John Morse to the district attorney for investigation. The cases are a variety of possible fraudulent votes perpetrated by Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters during the successful recall of Morse from his Senate District 11 seat. Some of the cases were caught when signatures on absentee or mail-in ballots didn't match those on file, clerk's office spokesman Ryan Parsell said. The office attempted to contact those voters for confirmation they had voted, he said, and when that...
  • 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....
  • Colorado Dems: "It's about voter suppression"

    09/14/2013 8:42:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Democrats apparently can never just loose an election.  Something sinister, even illegal, must be the reason. "I'm not sure what happened," former State Senator Angela Giron told the Denver Post the morning after she was trounced in a first of its kind recall election in Colorado.  Now, she's got a different story – voter suppression.Angela Giron lost her Senate District 3 seat in Pueblo, Colorado in a recall election last Tuesday by more than 12 points, 56.0% to 43.9%.   This is particularly stunning as hers is a district composed of nearly 50% registered Democrats. Barack Obama won the district by nearly 20...
  • Waking a Sleeping Giant in Colorado

    09/12/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 sept 2013 | John Lott
    Two weeks ago, the Washington Post declared the recall elections of two powerful state senators in Colorado a national “referendum on guns.” Indeed, the defeat of state-senate president John Morse and fellow state senator Angela Giron will cause some Democrats to rethink their push on gun control. But of course, many Democrats have reacted by shrugging off the results. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dismissed the losses as the result of “voter suppression, pure and simple” (orchestrated by the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers, of course). Mark Glaze, executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against...
  • 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,...
  • Colorado recall shows power of grassroots in gun debate

    09/11/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 September, 2013 | David Codrea
    The recall effort against two Democrat lawmakers who championed tougher gun laws in Colorado succeeded, the Associated Press reported early this morning. Senate President John Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron were turned out by voters angered over their support for citizen disarmament measures so extreme that manufacturers are leaving the state and a “sporting sequester” boycott has been proposed.While Morse has dismissed the recall as “purely symbolic,” those who ousted him would argue otherwise. He occupies of the most powerful offices in the state, and his defeat not only showed the power of grassroots gun rights activists when...
  • 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...
  • It Was A Terrible Night For Michael Bloomberg

    09/11/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11 September 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    In two high-profile elections on opposite sides of the country on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a big loser. The first came in his backyard of New York, where Democratic voters are on the verge of making Bill de Blasio their nominee for mayor. ... But perhaps the bigger loss for Bloomberg came in Colorado, where two Democratic state lawmakers were recalled after backing stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. The NRA headlined its press release celebrating the recall elections, "Michael Bloomberg Suffers Resounding Defeat."...
  • Recall Vote Throws Wrench in Colorado’s Liberal Shift

    09/11/2013 7:37:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 9/11/13 | David Von Drehle
    Any wind still left in the sails of gun control advocates likely died—at least for now—when Colorado voters successfully recalled two state senators on Sept. 10. This stern punishment came after lawmakers in the Mile High state toughened regulations on background checks and limited the size of ammo magazines. It was a rout. Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg led a team of deep-pocketed out-of-towners in trying to rescue state senate president John Morse and his colleague Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats. But the grassroots rebellion, fanned and funded by the National Rifle Association and other conservative groups, was...
  • 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>
  • Gun Control Dems Kicked Out of Office in Colorade

    09/11/2013 8:01:21 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-11-2013 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado voters kicked Democratic state senators John Morse and Angela Giron out of office Tuesday, the first legislators in the state’s 137-year history to be recalled by their constituents. The Democrats were targeted for their support of strict new gun laws that have drawn both opposition and support since they were passed by a Democratic-controlled state legislature earlier this year, but the opponents had final say in the hard-fought races. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/11/gun-control-dems-kicked-out-of-office-in-colorado/#ixzz2eb3FVQUY
  • 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...
  • Colorado state senators recalled over gun control support

    09/11/2013 2:19:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2013
    Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, including the president of the state senate, were recalled Tuesday in elections brought about by their support for tougher gun control laws.
  • Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall

    09/11/2013 5:19:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/13 | Awr Hawkins
    From the moment the recall effort in Colorado began, money started flowing in from out-of-state gun control proponents and influence flowed in from Chicago. It was all part of an effort to protect state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) from being recalled. And by extension, it was about protecting Colorado's new gun control laws as well. When the gun control measures were passed, and then signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper (D) on March 20, Coloradans in Giron and Morse's districts felt hoodwinked. El Paso County Sherrif Terry Maketa said, "The two senators dismissed [their...
  • "BIG GULP!", SAYS MAYOR BLOOMBERG

    09/11/2013 5:05:46 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 64 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 9/11/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Last night, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was heard to issue a big gulp. The stridently anti-gun Mayor, who wishes to impose his hoplophobic vision on the rest of the country, was defeated soundly, and twice, as two of his Colorado-based cronies were both defeated in the first recall votes in Colorado State Legislature history.Both Senator John Morse -- himself the Senate Majority Leader -- and Senator Angela Giron voted for onerous and far-reaching gun control measures in Colorado in March of 2013, including a ban on the purchase of normal-capacity magazines (HB1224).The reaction by gun-owners in the firearms-friendly...
  • The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.

    09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    Something pretty remarkable happened in Colorado on Tuesday night. John Morse, the Democratic president of the state Senate, was recalled from office. So was Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron. Taken together, the losses arguably represent the biggest defeat for gun-control advocates since the push for expanded background checks failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. It’s not every day that you see an incumbent recalled from office, let alone someone as high-profile as a state Senate president. The message the defeat of Morse and Giron sends to legislators all across the country is unmistakable: If you are thinking about...
  • 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.