Interesting results out of Colorado. The two Senators who were triumphant in the 2013 Colorado gun recalls, Bernie Herpin and George Rivera, both lost their seats. Not a surprise, as both seats were considered Democratic (Their original success shows the "movers' advantage" of the recall).
However, there was a third seat that the recall had a major impact on -- that of Senator Evie Hudak. Hudak resigned before the recall campaign got certified, and was able to be replaced by a Democrat. Hudak was not scheduled to fact a vote until 2016. The Democrats replaced Hudak with Rachel Zenzinger. Zenzinger lost the seat Tuesday and the Republicans took control of the chamber 18-17.
Since this was a major Republican election, and Governor Hickenlooper still one, it is hard to read too much into this. However, from a purely standpoint, this once again shows the power that recalls can have even if there is no election.
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