Friday, June 14, 2019

Colorado: GOP abandons recall effort against State Representative who was main sponsor of gun bill

The recall effort against State Representative Tom Sullivan (D), the sponsor of the gun bill that was one of the motivations for the GOP's wide ranging recall efforts, has been abandoned by the GOP.

The recall effort had already met statements of strong opposition from Cole Wist, the Republican who Sullivan defeated in 2018. Wist said that the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, the major backers of the recall effort, "owns the Colorado Republican Party."

Sullivan's son was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting during a showing of the Dark Knight. Petitioner would need 10,035 signatures by July 12.

Sullivan was the first State Rep to have the petitions against him approved. Petitioners are claiming to seek the recall of 12 state legislators.

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