Governor John Hickenlooper seems terrified that outside gun control groups could cause Democrats to lose control of the Colorado Senate:
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggests national gun-control groups stay away from a looming recall battle that could switch control of the state Senate to the GOP. The groups poured money into an unsuccessful defense of two state lawmakers recalled over their gun votes earlier this year.
“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.
“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.
Miniature Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other national gun control fanatics from outside Colorado outspent recall candidates by 6-1 in the recent recall elections, and Colorado Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron were still thoroughly trounced and thrown out of office, effectively killing gun control in the United States.
Hickenlooper is worried that “iPad Evie” Hudak will be the next anti-gun Democrat to fall in a recall election, giving control of the Senate to pro-liberty conservatives, and making his own stance on gun control a serious obstacle to his own reelection in 2014.