Americans for Prosperity Colorado announced this morning that they’re coming for Senate President John Morse. For far more than just his anti-gun votes, Morse has earned the wrath of the conservative group and they intend on bringing some serious firepower to his upcoming recall election.
The recall signatures were certified yesterday, paving the way for a special recall election sometime this fall.
From their press release:
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Today, Sean Paige with Americans for Prosperity announced an issue advocacy effort in State Senate District 11. The effort will highlight liberal Senate President John Morse’s tax and spend policies and will include a robust canvassing effort and mailers. The effort to put grassroots pressure on Morse will involve AFP’s 67,000 activists across Colorado.
“Whether it was Morse’s vote on the Marriage Tax, the Increase Motor Vehicle Fee Emergency Services, the Elimination of the Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption, the Faster Bill, or the countless other votes he has on record, John Morse has a consistently done everything in his power to raise taxes,” said Sean Paige, Deputy State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “For years Morse has put the interests of Denver, Washington and New York City above the needs of his constituents, and it’s time for him to start putting the residents of SD 11 first.”
Recently, John Morse voted for SB 252, which increases the renewable mandates costing Coloradans $4.1 Billion. “John Morse’s war on rural Colorado and his lousy record of representing his constituents is unacceptable.. AFP plans a robust effort to persuade Morse to reject his tax and spend policies and to embrace economic freedom.”
In a special election, like the one Morse will be forced to defend his seat in, every dollar will count. With AFP’s grassroots activist network, combined with their substantial financial prowess, Morse and his team should be worried.
As AFP Colorado is based in Colorado Springs, it’s yet another example of the anti-Morse effort emanating from his backyard, while Morse will continue to rely on cash and support from Chicago, DC and New York City.