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Should Dems fight latest recall attempt, or play rope-a-dope?

Now that a second effort to recall state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Aurora, has been launched by NRA-backed Republicans, maybe it’s time for Democrats to reconsider their strategy as they attempt to fight off such efforts. When recall petitions were certified against Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, Democrats huffed and puffed… Continue Reading Should Dems fight latest recall attempt, or play rope-a-dope?

So what did we learn from the historic 2013 recall elections, which succeeded in removing Colorado Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo? It depends on whom you ask. Republicans, gunnies and The Gazette’s editorial writers might tell you that the people spoke with one voice, tossing out a… Continue Reading Two sides, two analyses from stunning recall results

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In an expensive, unnecessary and politically damaging recall election that culminates on Sept. 10, Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, will either be confirmed in office for one more year or recalled. If the recall fails, we’re back to status quo ante. Democrats will still control the both houses of the Legislature. John Hickenlooper… Continue Reading Recall could lead to legislative consequences

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Even as Republicans gear up for a recall election against State Sen. John Morse, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, there’s still some argument out there about the validity of the more than 10,000 signatures approved by the Secretary of State to proceed with the recall election. Catherine Kleinsmith of Colorado Springs, and a member of… Continue Reading Springs resident files challenge to recall petition

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John Morse chosen as state Senate president

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Colorado Springs Democrat John Morse will serve as the next Senate president for the Colorado General Assembly. More replaces Senate president Brandon Shaffer, a Democrat from Longmont, who will hold the position until the 2013 legislative session convenes Jan. 9. “The time for politics and elections is behind us,” Morse said in a statement about… Continue Reading John Morse chosen as state Senate president

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I have lived in Colorado for the last 42 years, most of it in Colorado Springs.  For most of this time Colorado has been a great place that attracted families, businesses and talented people.  The last two decades have been different and I have struggled to figure out why and what to do about it.… Continue Reading Envisioning adequate police, nourished children

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