On November 27, 2013, Senator Evie Hudak decided (whether by coin flip or not is up to speculation) to resign from office rather than face the mounting successful recall effort that was reignited in September. She didn’t even care enough to attend a support rally today as her resignation hit the news. This just continues her tradition of not caring about the people in her district whether they are for her or against. On the other hand, many politicians including Senator Greg Brophy R-District 1 (candidate for governor), Tom Tancredo (candidate for Governor), newly elected George Rivera R-District 3 (from the successful Giron recall in Sept), Vicki Marble R – District 23, and Owen Hill R-District 10 among others stood toe to toe with recall volunteers throughout the effort.
This decision came with quite the price tag as recent reporting showed that grassroots recall activists were already outspent nearly 2:1 by unions, I mean, Hudak supporters. Scare tactics included door hangers calling petition volunteers felons, and reverse 911-like robo calls. They certainly spent their money’s worth. While this marks a victory in ousting Hudak from office, it is also a very clear message from the Democrat establishment that power trumps all else as had the recall moved forward (all indications from the Recall Hudak Too office suggests that it would have been overwhelmingly successful) and she lost the election it also would have turned control of the Colorado senate to the Republicans…and they certainly can’t have that. Sen. Hudak D-Westminster stated in her resignation letter: “By resigning I am protecting these important new laws for the good of Colorado and ensuring that we can continue looking forward,” In other words, we cannot allow the people to have any say regarding the overturning of these completely overreaching gun laws in the upcoming 2014 state legislation session. A recent poll shows Colorado voters oppose the restrictions 61% to 33%. However, the door is wide open in 2014 as whoever is appointed by the vacancy committee to take over Hudak’s position will be on the ballot this upcoming fall 2014 in order to retain control of that seat. This is the clear victory as had the recall failed, Hudak, while term limited, would not have faced giving up her seat until 2016. The monumental victory of these 3 historic recalls in Colorado must be followed up with strong conservative, liberty-loving candidates that can make way for clear distinctions for voters in the election this fall. It is apparent that Colorado’s district 19 voters are fed up with the establishment ruling class status quo and we can certainly use this to our advantage as long as we don’t get complacent.
My greatest hope from this huge victory is that everyone that got involved from the ground up remains involved from now on – and realizes what apathy produces – a ruling class establishment type of politician that thinks she is above having to listen to her constituents…we have made our voices heard loud and clear across this great nation that this is not the case – I don’t care if you have an R or a D after your name, we will remain unactive no more. One of the greatest parts of volunteering with this recall effort was meeting other liberty loving Americans whether fellow volunteers or the supporters signing the recall petitions. Laura Waters-from Recall Hudak Too stated it perfectly, “It wasn’t about retaking the Senate, it was about getting rid of that woman-it’s what our T-shirts said, and what the signs said, so this is a major victory for us!”
Well done, Colorado – President Obama certainly had one thing right, “you have become a model of what’s possible” when you infringe on our 2nd amendment.