Giving up all hope of pretending to be a locally-led effort, Senate President John Morse yesterday released a video calling on liberals from Boston to San Francisco to help save his hide in the coming recall campaign.
The latest from The Colorado Observer‘s Valerie Richardson:
DENVER–Senate President John Morse issued a national plea for help to out-of-state supporters from Boston to San Francisco as Colorado Democrats went on the offensive Tuesday to save him from a recall vote…
Morse urged out-of-state supporters to help him keep his Colorado Springs legislative seat by donating their money and time.
“[A]ny help that you can give us in fundraising or in volunteering, even from around the country, truthfully,” said Morse in a video message. “We can get phone lists to you and things like that and have you help from Boston, Massachusetts, or from San Francisco, California. So thanks for all that you’ve done so far and thanks for all that you’re going to do as we move forward to take on this tiger.”
The message, posted Monday on the Facebook page A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, underscores the national prominence of the recall fight, which is being viewed as a referendum on gun rights.
Paul Paradis, one of the recall organizers, accused Morse of trying to combat the will of those living in the Colorado Springs district with out-of-state interest groups.
“He’s trying to get other states to run this district, pure and simple,” said Paradis. “We want someone who’s going to represent our side of town, not Los Angeles, not New York.”
Read the whole article here.
While local groups based in Colorado Springs, like conservative women’s group I Am Created Equal and Americans For Prosperity Colorado, are joining the fight to oust Morse, it’s telling that Morse is seeking his support thousands of miles from his Senate District 11.
The funny thing about the locales mentioned by Morse is that we couldn’t think of a city further from the values of Colorado Springs than San Francisco.
Morse may have voted San Francisco’s values at the Colorado Capitol, but it’s the voters of Colorado Springs that will cast the ultimate deciding vote.