Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pueblo Incumbent Forced Into Recall

State Senator Angela Giron is in a fight to keep her seat and she could lose. A local group of voters passionate about gun rights collected about than 13,000 signatures, and more than 12,000 were verified.  That was more than enough to make the ballot and the 90 percent verification rate showed organizational skill.

Even though Giron’s district is 50 percent Democrat, the special election will likely attract few voters and the Pueblo Freedom and Rights group have demonstrated their ability to attract voters and get them to take action. In addition, Pueblo Democrats often fight in primaries and sometimes punish incumbent officeholders. They just tossed out an incumbent DA.

Giron is now the second senate seat in southern Colorado in a recall.

Expect a lot of out-of-state money defending the Democrats and a lot of out-of-district visitors, both political celebrities and door-to-door walkers, trying to save the incumbents.
‘“The signatures verified clearly shows a lot of passion in her district,” said political analyst Floyd Ciruli. “And in a recall election, there’s going to be low turnout, which raises questions if she can get her supporters out there.”
Ciruli notes that Giron is married to Pueblo City Council President Steve Nawrocki.
“This will be a major fight,” Ciruli said. “In Pueblo she’s tied into the political circles and can get out her message and quite possibly the vote.”’ (Denver Post, 6-24-13)
Denver Post: Angela Giron recall effort moves forward with signatures certified
The Buzz: Democrats on defensive

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