Colorado GOP Chairman: Pro-Gun Recall Effort Could Undermine GOP


The chairman of the Colorado Republican Party this week warned that a new recall effort against a Democratic state senator over her votes for gun control could hurt the Colorado GOP’s chances in higher profile races.

“The job of the Republican Party is to get Republicans elected when there are regular elections,” GOP Party Chairman Ryan Call said in an interview with Fox affiliate KDVR on Monday. “And there are already a lot of things competing for our time, attention and resources.

“This recall election would undermine our efforts in the governor’s race, the U.S. Senate race and to win a Senate majority if voters perceive that Republicans are trying to win a majority through recalls.”

Call’s comments come after state activists announced plans to try and recall Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak, who had previously been targeted in recall efforts over passing new gun control legislation. Hudak and three other Democratic lawmakers had been targeted for recall but only two of the four lawmakers were successfully recalled.

If Hudak is removed from office, the control of the state Senate will move to the GOP. Right now Democrats have a one-seat majority in the chamber, 18-17.