Colorado gun rights activists ready a second recall campaign
Nearly a month after successfully recalling two anti-gun state senators, Colorado gun rights activists are planning a recall campaign against State Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat who voted for new onerous gun control measures passed earlier this year by the state legislature:
A renewed and spirited effort is now underway to recall Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat from Westminster, less than six months after an initial effort faltered.
Organizers from within Senate District 19 were certified by the Secretary of State late Friday to begin gathering signatures to have a recall placed on the ballot. The group, “Recall Hudak, too,” must gather about 18,900 valid signatures within a 60-day time frame, and on its website the group even has a running ticker that counts down to the deadline.
“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,” reads an excerpt of the petition language e-mailed by Mike McAlpine, a spokesman for the group.
Unlike the previous recall campaign, in which gun rights activists unseated two senators in Democratic-leaning districts, Hudak, who is in her second term, seems like a prime candidate for defeat. She barely won re-election last year, defeating her Republican opponent by just 584 votes. The presence of a third-party candidate who drew votes away from the Republican probably helped her.