Pro-recallers in the Jeffco election are losing their collective minds over a “Balance of Power” segment on 9News that forced union-favorite reporter Nelson Garcia and former Democratic Party Chair (who has since found common sense) and pollster Floyd Ciruli to admit that the Jeffco School Board recall effort was simply a union ploy.  Good for 9News anchor Brandon Rittiman for asking the tough questions after Garcia talked around the union involvement.

Rittiman asks Ciruli, “At the heart of this, isn’t there just a big disagreement about unions at play here?”

Watch Ciruli’s answer below:

If 9News is calling it a union effort, the union has lost the PR war on this initiative.  What remains to be seen is whether it’s too late and whether the reformers can compete on the ground.