The one thing Colorado Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) does not want to talk about is the one thing that has him facing a recall election in September. That is namely Morse’s votes for gun control and the role he played in shoving gun control through the Colorado State Senate.
The reason Senate President John Morse faces a recall election that could end his political career is simple: He’s from a swing district, and he supported controversial gun-control laws.
But in the days since the recall battle began in earnest after a July filled with legal spats, Morse and a group backing the El Paso County senator — A Whole Lot of People for John Morse — have unveiled a strategy focused on everything but his gun votes.
Below is his campaign’s first TV ad. Notice that he is blaming “groups in Denver” rather than the grassroots efforts of local gun owners for the recall. Notice also that he says he wants to bring more jobs to Colorado despite the impact the gun control laws he pushed have had on the Colorado economy.
You have to wonder if Morse survives the recall effort will he credit New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for providing the financial resources need to fund ads like the one above. After all, Bloomberg has indicated he plans to support both Morse and Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) in their fight to remain in office.