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Colo. Governor Tells Anti-Gun Groups to Stay Out of Recall Effort

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 12:59 PM

By Lisa Furgison

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling on anti-gun groups to stay out of a pending recall election aimed at removing a third Democratic lawmaker who favors tough gun control from office.

"It's probably not a bad idea," he told USA Today, referring to such groups as Mayors Against Illegal Guns created by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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The Bloomberg group invested heavily in the last recall elections, but failed to keep voters from turning out two state Democratic lawmakers who had helped pass some of the toughest new gun restrictions in the state's history.

Hickenlooper, a Democrat, suggested the effort backfired because the Bloomberg group was from out of state.

"Colorado is a state that people like to be resourceful themselves and solve their own problems," he said. "They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs."

According to the Washington Times, a petition is circulating now to remove Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak for her favorable position on gun control.

If the movement is successful, she would join state Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron in being unseated before their terms end.

Hickenlooper's comments to USA Today was the first time he's suggested that Bloomberg's efforts in the state, which helped pass new gun restrictions, are now unwelcome.

Pro-gun activists working to oust Hudak have until Dec. 3 to collect 18,303 signatures in her district to trigger a recall. Hickenlooper believes the effort could succeed.

"They're well-funded and there's a lot of energy behind this," he said.

If a recall election does take place and Hudak is replaced by a Republican, the Democrats would lose their current 18-17 edge in the state Senate.

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Hickenlooper: Colorado Voters, Not NRA, Recalled State Senators
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