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In the wake of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $350,000 donation to challenge the recalls of two Colorado state senators, the National Rifle Association has countered with a $250,000 donation within the past two weeks.
According to the Associated Press, the NRA so far has contributed more than $360,000 to push for the recalls of State Senate President John Morse, of Colorado Springs, and State Senator Angela Giron, of Pueblo. Both are Democrats who supported gun-control laws that were passed by Colorado legislators earlier this year and were signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper.
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The separate recall elections will be September 10. The Pueblo Chieftain reported this week that Democrats in Giron’s district had out-voted Republicans by a nearly 3-to-1 margin in early voting tallies. Overall, as of Tuesday afternoon, 1,688 Democrats voted in the special election, compared with 599 Republicans and 428 independent and minor-party voters. Giron’s district has a majority of Democratic voters.
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