Pro-gun activists in Colorado say there is a third state senator who needs to get the boot. Evie Hudak, who represents Senate District 19 that covers most of Arvada and about half of Westminster, located north of Denver, has been targeted by conservatives and gun rights advocates for her wildly extremist statist views on a myriad of issues.
Two state senators have already been ousted by disgruntled voters in recall elections.
According to Colorado law, citizens who wish to mount a recall election must receive 18,900 signatures from district residents on a special petition.
Hudak won her seat in the state senate by a very narrow margin, and Republicans and Libertarians view her as vulnerable. She raised the ire of women's rights groups when she quipped during hearings that "statistics are not on your side" to a female rape victim who testified that if she had a gun during the violent attack against her, she would never have been raped.
Hudak disagreed with the rape victim openly, drawing the ire of gun rights activists who quickly pointed out that statistics proved the claim of the rape victim, showing that Sen. Hudak was wrong.
When the petition was launched to recall Hudak it appeared there was great enthusiasm for ousting the senator. Even the Denver Post appeared to support the move. But in recent days the Post and other news outlets have hammered away at the effort, and Hudak herself has been engaged in a poll push which is worded in such a way as to give the impression she is winning.
But one member of the Hudak opposition who is collecting petition signatures, Ron Rizzo, stated that despite the harassing tactics by the Post and Hudak, he is confident that enough signatures will be placed on the petition to launch the recall election.
And according to a special report published by Ammoland, the petition phase is going strong. Mike McAlpine, the main force behind the recall effort, stated that there is a lot of excitement and interest in the recall effort and that at least 15 percent of those who have signed the recall petition are Democrats.
Rizzo, however, wants to get as many signatures as he can in the early phase of the petition process. A strong early showing will serve to counter the suggestion by the Post and Sen. Hudak that the recall effort is struggling -- an assertion that cannot be supported with the facts.
Similar tactics were used when citizens of Colorado launched a petition drive to hold a recall election for two key state senators who had raised the ire of gun rights activists.
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting at an elementary school last year, the Democrat-controlled state legislature of Colorado and its Democrat governor approved and signed into law new stringent gun control measures over the heated protests of Colorado citizens.
Opponents of the new laws were outraged at their elected officials. So were some top businesses in the firearms industry, who decided to relocate to a more gun-friendly state.
But the citizens were determined to take their anger to another level. Citizen activists would hold a recall election in order to oust the worst offenders in the state legislature who supported gun control against the will of the people. The political machine in the state strongly opposed the move and did everything in their power to stop it.
Yet petitioners were able to get the necessary number of signatures to hold two recall elections. The result was that John Morse, who was the president of the state senate, and Sen. Angela Giron, were given the boot by their constituents.
Petitioners have 60 days to collect the required 18,900 signatures. The deadline is Dec. 3.
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