After the huge losses for Democrats in the most recent recall efforts, embattled Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper warned gun control advocates in yesterday’s USAToday to stay out of Colorado’s next recall effort to remove Democratic Senator Evie Hudak from office. A successful recall effort would flip control of the Colorado Senate to Republicans. Here is what USAToday wrote:
“But (it is) probably not a bad idea” for gun-control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun-rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two-term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, [Hickenlooper] said.
Crushing defeat is a bitch, isn’t it Governor Hickenlooper?
Just last month, Democrats Senate President John Morse and state Senator Angela Giron were ousted from office in a special recall election for their refusal to listen to constituents and their increasingly radical legislative agenda. Out of state interests, such as New York City/nanny state Mayor Michael Bloomberg, outspent recall proponents eight to one with Bloomberg contributing $350,000 himself to combat the efforts. The two losses were huge. As a flashback, here’s what we at the Peak wrote on recall election night:
“These two races are huge losses for Democrats. According to an analysis by the liberal Mother Jones, Obama won Morse’s district by 21% in 2012. He won Giron’s by 19%. That’s a victory for conservatives deep in Democratic territory.”
Sens. Giron and Morse weren’t the first victims of Bloomberg’s toxic money. Crestina Martinez, Democratic state Senate candidate running in Senate District 35 was one of the first recipients of Bloomberg Bucks™. She lost to Republican state Senator Larry Crowder in 2012. It would seem that every race Bloomberg touches turns to crap.
So, thanks, Mayor Bloomberg. We couldn’t have bagged these big victories without you.