October 8, 2013 Updated: October 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm
A renewed and spirited effort is underway to recall Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat from Westminster, less than six months after an initial effort faltered.
Organizers from within Senate District 19 were certified by the secretary of state late Friday to begin gathering signatures to have a recall placed on the ballot. The group, "Recall Hudak, too," must gather about 18,900 valid signatures within 60 days, and on its website the group even has a running ticker that counts down to the deadline.
"She has infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado," reads an excerpt of the petition language e-mailed by Mike McAlpine, a spokesman for the group.
The effort puts in motion what many in Colorado political circles have feared: a never-ending election cycle.
Hudak's Democratic colleagues, Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, were ousted in September by voters in their southern Colorado districts for backing controversial gun-control laws.