Last month, Colorado made history when for the first time ever it saw its first recall. And not just one. Two Democratic senators were recalled for their support of strict gun control legislation. The ridiculous new laws not only violated the Constitutional rights of Colorado residents, but drove gun and gun accessory manufacturers, like Magpul, out of the state. The Liberal lawmakers removed the 2nd Amendment rights from their enraged constituents. So, their enraged constituents removed the lawmakers’ privilege to
Now, another anti-gun senator’s seat is in jeopardy. Democratic Senator Evie Hudak has a list of recall signatures that is gaining momentum. But, there’s even more at stake this time. As a result of last month’s recall, the Democrats now hold a majority in the senate by only one seat. Hudak’s recall would swing the balance.
The Daily Caller reports,
Energized by historic recalls of two Colorado state senators last month, activists have begun collecting signatures to oust state Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak from office.
Hudak, who represents Westminster, a suburb northwest of Denver, is a favorite target of the GOP for her liberal voting record and a propensity to attract bad PR for herself.
Under Colorado election law, those wishing to prompt a recall election must collect 18,900 signatures from district residents – 25 percent of the total votes cast in the last election. Hudak was initially elected to the state Senate in 2008 after two terms on the state Board of Education.
In both senate elections, Hudak has won by narrow margins; in 2008 she topped Republican Libby Szabo with 51 percent of the vote. In 2012, she won with only 47 percent, narrowly edging out Republican Lang Sias by 0.7 percent. Sias’ defeat was blamed in Republican circles on the presence of Libertarian Lloyd A. Sweeny, who garnered nearly 7 percent of the vote. GOP analysts believe a majority of those Libertarian votes would have otherwise gone to Sias.
This is the second effort at recalling Hudak this year; the successful September recalls of Democrats John Morse and Angela Giron were the result of an original campaign that targeted them as well as Hudak and state Representative Mike McLachlan.
The recall petition cites strict new gun restrictions passed by the Colorado legislature as a reason for recalling Hudak. “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,” the petition reads. …
Hudak is a popular figure among Democrats, despite her propensity for landing in the papers for the wrong reasons. Just last week, she landed in hot water after being caught on camera surfing Facebook and sending unrelated tweets during a hearing on parole reform. In March, Hudak dismissed a rape victim who testified that she wished she’d had a gun by saying “statistics are not on your side.”
Recall proponents have 60 days to collect enough valid signatures to force an election. Democrats hold a one-seat majority in the state Senate after last month’s recalls.
The recall has a strong chance. Hudak narrowly won both her elections, and the second one only by 0.7%, the result of a third Libertarian candidate entering the race. Conservative radio host, Dana Loesch, has been doing a great job following Colorado’s gun control fiasco.