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Colorado Gov To Bloomberg: Butt Out

Colorado Governor Democrat John Hickenlooper, still stinging from a recall vote that saw his party lose seats in the state senate last month after members of his party followed him off the cliff with radical gun control measures, is advising anti-2nd amendment activists to stay out of Colorado politics. 

A new round of recalls are expected to reach a state-wide ballot in the coming months and if they go the way of the last ballot, the Democrats will lose control of the Senate in the Rocky Mountain State. 

Hickenlooper believes Coloradans didn't take kindly to a big city New York mayor like Mike Bloomberg trying to dictate gun laws in their state:  

"Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems," the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series. "They don't really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.

"But (it is) probably not a bad idea" for gun-control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun-rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two-term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, he said.



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