After gun laws, Colo. lawmakers face recall test

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Associated Press

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 1:04 AM

DENVER (AP) — In a state darkened by the shadow of nightmarish mass shootings, a pair of Colorado lawmakers who voted for new firearms restrictions are fighting to keep their jobs.

Senate President John Morse in Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron in Pueblo face recall elections Tuesday in a battle that has attracted major players from around the nation, reflecting the sustained intensity over the issue of gun rights.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has contributed $350,000 in support of the lawmakers. Recall backers, meanwhile, have raised nearly a half million dollars, most of which has come from the National Rifle Association.

The contributions have raised the stakes in a fight over a pair of seats that don't even stand to tip the balance of power in the Democrat-led Senate.

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