Former Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams sees the recall elections of two Colorado state Democratic lawmakers as a sign that Colorado Republicans could also oust Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) or Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO.), but only if Republicans avoid backing an ultra conservative Tea Party candidate.
"Those were big recall victories last night which could spell trouble for Hickenlooper and Udall, but not if we nominate Tancredo and Buck," Wadhams told NBC in a report published Wednesday, referring to former 2010 conservative Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and Senate candidate Ken Buck.
Buck ran for Senate in Colorado in 2010 and this past August announced that he was again running for Senate in the 2014 election.
Colorado Senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron were both ousted in the Tuesday recalls. Republicans will likely interpret the results as a sign that other Democratic lawmakers are vulnerable.