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Colorado Dems Replace Lawmaker Who Resigned To Preserve Majority

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A Democratic vacancy committee appointed Rachel Zenzinger, a city councilwoman from Arvada, Colo., to fill Hudak's seat, according to the Post. 

In a letter explaining her decision to leave office, Hudak wrote that her resignation would protect gun control legislation that sparked a recall movement against her and other state legislators who voted for those laws. Hudak also told TPM in an interview that she suspected the recall movement was a power grab by Republicans looking to regain a majority in the legislature.