Facing a burgeoning recall effort from citizens in her district, Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) plans to resign before being recalled so that Democrats can hold their one seat majority in the senate.
On Wednesday, Hudak held a news conference to announce her resignation.
Hudak mocked recall efforts when they were first launched by Recall Hudak Too in October. Now she will prematurely capitulate in order to deny Republicans the opportunity to win her seat in a recall election.
Democrats in the legislature will now be able to fill her seat with another Democrat, thus preserving their majority.
Hudak is the focus of recall efforts because of her unapologetic support for the same gun control legislation that launched the successful recalls of senators John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) in September.
Recall Hudak Too has been collecting signatures for the recall since October 4.
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