With control of the Colorado state Senate at stake, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is suggesting that national gun-control groups stay away from new recall battle. In the recalls this last September, some claim that those pushing the recalls were outspent massively by gun control groups.
Victor’s group had virtually no money — even going so far as to spray paint their own yard signs to save money. They were outspent by the groups backed by billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg by 10 or 20 times. . . .
From USA Today:
"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, he said.
If Republicans succeed in gaining her seat, Democrats would lose their 18-17 edge in the state Senate.
Petition organizers have until Dec. 3 to collect 18,900 signatures. "They're well-funded and there's a lot of energy behind this, a lot of frustration," Hickenlooper said. "I'm going to guess it's probably 50-50" that they will be able to get the recall vote on the ballot.
But, he noted, "I didn't think they'd get enough signatures for the first two." . . .