Colorado Group Renews Effort To Recall State Senator

AP

Organizers are renewing an effort to recall state Sen. Evie Hudak (D) after the successful recall of two state senators who supported stricter gun control measures, the Denver Post reported Monday.

The “Recall Hudak, Too” recall effort was certified to begin gathering signatures on Friday, according to the newspaper, and must rack up 18,900 valid signatures within 60 days to put the matter to the ballot. 

“She has infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado,” read an excerpt of the petition language e-mailed to the Post by the group’s spokesman Mike McAlpine.

Colorado state Senate President John Morse (D) and state Sen. Angela Giron (D) were both recalled in September after similar efforts targeted them for their support of stricter gun control laws. An initial effort by gun rights advocates to recall Hudak was suspended in May.

“A small group is seeking to undo the will of voters, who re-elected me to the Senate last November,” Hudak said in a statement, as quoted by the Post. “Unable to defeat me then, they are now attempting a political power grab using a low-voter-turnout, no-mail-ballot recall election strategy.” 

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