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After seeing two of her Colorado colleagues recalled over anti-gun votes, Democratic State Senator Evie Hudak, will submit her resignation.

 Hudak will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at the Arvada Library.

 "By resigning I am protecting these important new laws for the good of Colorado and ensuring that we can continue looking forward," Hudak wrote in her resignation letter in regard to her gun votes, which led to the recall effort.

 Proponents of the recall have until early next week to submit about 18,900 valid signatures to the secretary of state's office. If enough signatures are valid, Hudak would be the third Colorado lawmaker to face a recall election this year because of her support for tougher gun laws.


Earlier this year, Colorado State Senator Angela Giron and Senate President John Morse, both from blue districts, were recalled and replaced with Republicans. Hudak was likely pressured into her resignation. If she had lost her recall election (which was likely), Democrats in Colorado would lose a majority in the legislature. Now, Democrats will be able to appoint Hudak's replacement, further ignoring constituents while allowing Democrats to avoid the consequences for anti-gun votes.

As a reminder, Hudak is the woman who told rape survivor Amanda Collins back in March during a hearing about concealed carry on campus that a gun wouldn't have helped her when she was attacked and lectured her by saying, "statistics are not on your side." Collins was raped at gun point in a gun free zone in 2007 while walking to her car at the University of Nevada-Reno. Due the University's no weapons policy, Collins was in possession of her concealed carry permit at the time of the attack, but not her firearm. Her assailant went on to rape two more women and killed one of them, Brianna Denison, who was just 20-years-old.


Odd, isn't it, how Hudak's insensitive comment about rape and the resultant activities of the rapist in question did not receive the national (and unending) attention Todd Akin's did. I wonder why that is.

In any case, good riddance.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/11/27/antigun-colorado-lawmaker-evie-hudak-resigns-to-avoid-being-recalled-n1754179
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Avoiding Recall: Colorado's "You Don't Need a Gun to Prevent Rape" Evie Hudak Resigns

Katie Pavlich

11/27/2013 11:40:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

After seeing two of her Colorado colleagues recalled over anti-gun votes, Democratic State Senator Evie Hudak, will submit her resignation.

Hudak will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at the Arvada Library.

 "By resigning I am protecting these important new laws for the good of Colorado and ensuring that we can continue looking forward," Hudak wrote in her resignation letter in regard to her gun votes, which led to the recall effort.

 Proponents of the recall have until early next week to submit about 18,900 valid signatures to the secretary of state's office. If enough signatures are valid, Hudak would be the third Colorado lawmaker to face a recall election this year because of her support for tougher gun laws.



Earlier this year, Colorado State Senator Angela Giron and Senate President John Morse, both from blue districts, were recalled and replaced with Republicans. Hudak was likely pressured into her resignation. If she had lost her recall election (which was likely), Democrats in Colorado would lose a majority in the legislature. Now, Democrats will be able to appoint Hudak's replacement, further ignoring constituents while allowing Democrats to avoid the consequences for anti-gun votes.


As a reminder, Hudak is the woman who told rape survivor Amanda Collins back in March during a hearing about concealed carry on campus that a gun wouldn't have helped her when she was attacked and lectured her by saying, "statistics are not on your side." Collins was raped at gun point in a gun free zone in 2007 while walking to her car at the University of Nevada-Reno. Due the University's no weapons policy, Collins was in possession of her concealed carry permit at the time of the attack, but not her firearm. Her assailant went on to rape two more women and killed one of them, Brianna Denison, who was just 20-years-old.


 You can learn more about Amanda's story here.

UPDATE: Compass Colorado, the group helping to lead recall efforts, has released a statement.

“This is yet another indicator that the tides are changing in Colorado politics,” Executive Director of Compass Colorado Kelly Maher said in a statement. “Coloradans are sick of the extreme Democrats trying to control their lives. These “progressives” have overreached so far on so many issues that Colorado families are now ready for a new vision.”

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Obviously she really believes in what she voted for, that's why she's running away!

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Obviously she really believes in what she voted for, that's why she's running away!

In Colorado if she resigns then the Democrats can fill the seat with another Democrat -- however, the recall is for the seat, not the person but they still have to start the petitioning process all over again.
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ranger posted this, too  - though looks like you were first ..

here is my reply on his thread

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,121554.0.html
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[[ Now, Democrats will be able to appoint Hudak's replacement, further ignoring constituents while allowing Democrats to avoid the consequences for anti-gun votes. ]]

Well if the Tea Party and Republicans have any gumption, they should just begin the process to recall her _appointed replacement_, as well!

In fact, why not try to recall EVERY democrat in Colorado?

Who's to stop 'em?

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In Colorado if she resigns then the Democrats can fill the seat with another Democrat -- however, the recall is for the seat, not the person but they still have to start the petitioning process all over again.

I know, was being sarcastic.  As already note, they need to recall all of them. 

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In fact, why not try to recall EVERY democrat in Colorado?

Who's to stop 'em?

There are some where it would be impossible.  They are in completely safe districts and most likely, they couldn't even get enough signatures to initiate the recall.  No reason to waste the time or resources in an effort that would fail, and then embolden the anti-gun crowd.  It would be like going to San Francisco and trying to recall Pelosi.
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There are some where it would be impossible.  They are in completely safe districts and most likely, they couldn't even get enough signatures to initiate the recall.  No reason to waste the time or resources in an effort that would fail, and then embolden the anti-gun crowd.  It would be like going to San Francisco and trying to recall Pelosi.

This is a basically Republican district - which is why she resigned so the Democrats could appoint a replacement.  She never would have won in the first place except...... drum roll please........ there was a third party candidate ringer in the race. 
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