So anytime Democrats get their asses handed to them and lose even in districts they control, it’s voter suppression/oppression. News flash Wasserman-Schultz; your buddy Giron sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act. It was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Hickenlooper in May. The law was specifically written by Democrats to make it EASIER to vote in Colorado than it ever has been before. If anything, Giron enabled the very voters who fired her! But, Wasserman-Schultz says it was all the fault of the NRA and other “outside interests.” Well let’s see who brought bigger “guns” to the fight.
The National Rifle Associations Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) spend a total of $108,667 through August 28th to buy TV, billboard, and print ads. The Koch brothers, through Americans for Prosperity, bought and distributed “door hangers” for an undisclosed amount. Knowing folks in the printing business, when you buy in bulk, there’s a substantial discount but, let’s just be goofy and spent another $100,000 on that.
Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg donated some $350,000 Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, which supported Morse and Giron. In total, the group raise some $708,000 on Morse and Giron’s behalf. But that was before Eli Broad gave them another $250,000 check as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York issued a fundraising call for Giron in an email to supporters. May be I’m wrong but, At best, I can come up with $250,000 spent by out of state pro-gun, conservatives while out of state anti-gun, liberals spent closer to $1 million. A three to one advantage in favor of liberals at worst. It would seem the majority of money spent by “outside interest” was spent by liberals supporting the Democrats who ultimately lost even after passing laws to make it easier to vote. I fail to see the voter suppression going on hear but, I do find it interesting that most of the people photographed crying and comforting each other at Morse’s concession speech weren’t even residents of Colorado! And yet, Wasserman-Schultz maintains the election result was anything but the will of the people of Colorado.
Sandy, left, and Lonnie Phillips, of San Antonio, Texas, comfort each other as Colorado Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, concedes defeat in his legislative recall race in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The couple, who lost their 24-year-old daughter Jessica Ghawi in the Aurora, Colo., theatre shooting of July 2012, came to Colorado to campaign for Morse, who with Sen. Angela Giron, of Pueblo, voted for new firearms restrictions in the state and ended up facing the first legislative recalls in state history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)