Jul 24, 2013
By Jennifer Oldham
The backlash against Colorado’s toughest gun restrictions in a decade intensified as the laws took effect this month, with two Democratic state senators fighting unprecedented recall efforts and seven rural counties pushing to secede and form a 51st state.
State Senate President John Morse, who represents a district in conservative Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, and Senator Angela Giron, whose constituents are in Pueblo, south of Morse’s district, face a Sept. 10 election. They’re the first state lawmakers in Colorado history to be targeted for recall.
July 25 (Bloomberg) — Christy Le Lait, campaign manager for A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, and Jennifer Kerns a spokeswoman for the Basic Freedom Defense Fund, talk with reporters about fraud allegations in efforts to recall Colorado Senator John Morse. State Senate President Morse and state Senator Angela Giron, both Democrats, face an unprecedented recall attempt in the backlash against the toughest gun restrictions enacted in Colorado in a decade. (Source: Bloomberg)
Morse and Giron hosted telephone town-halls this week as their opponents held a campaign kickoff party in a six-week race to raise money to reach voters during the summer in an off-election year.
“If I’m not knocking on doors, I’m on the phone calling and raising money in order to get our message out — especially since it’s been so distorted,” said Giron, a first-term Democrat elected in 2010 and a former administrator at the Boys & Girls Club.
“I had my most successful year this year,” she said. “I introduced 26 pieces of legislation and 21 of them are now law – – that’s almost a career.”
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