From Denver Post
Lesson for politicians. Take away our 2nd Amendment rights and we'll take your job away. This was a 58-59% Obama district that included Colorado College, so this wasn't exactly Livingston County here.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Senate President John Morse thanked and urged fellow lawmakers to continue fighting Tuesday as voters ousted him from office for his support for stricter Colorado gun laws.
"It has been an honor to represent the 11th Senate District," said Morse, who is the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled and thrown out of office. "It's been hugely rewarding."
With about 86 percent of returns counted in the historic recall election of Democratic Senate President John Morse show 52 percent have voted "yes" and 48 percent "no."
Morse called the legislative session where he and Democratic colleagues passed stricter new gun laws a successful one.
"We as the Democratic party will continue to fight," Morse said.
Updated - If the Morse firing isn't enough of a message, Angela Giron's firing is a bigger one. Giron represented a democrat district out of Pueblo. Pueblo is a union stronghold with a sizable Latin American population. This recall wasn't as expected.
Also from Denver Post:
And there's no regret from voters firing you and giving your buddy Michael Bloomberg the one finger salute.
PUEBLO — State Sen. Angela Giron has been recalled and retired Pueblo deputy police chief George Rivera voted in as her replacement.
With 100 percent of the votes counted, about 56 percent called for Giron to be unseated. About 44 percent voted for her retention, according to final results reported by the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder.
A stunned Giron conceded just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"We couldn't have done any more," she told the crowd gathered at Pueblo Union Depot that had shrunk to about 50 from about 200 at the height of what began as a victory party.
"I'm a little perplexed. This is what I know: I know that I have not one iota of regret from what I voted on,"