Gun rights group “not confident” about Tom Sullivan recall as help pours in for Democrat

Gun rights group “not confident” about Tom Sullivan recall as help pours in for Democrat

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AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post 0 Colorado gun rights advocates who successfully recalled Democratic state lawmakers over gun legislation in 2013 may be running into difficulty this time as national gun control groups converge to defend a suburban Denver seat. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Giffords, an organization started by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are donating a combined $110,000 to stave off efforts to recall Colorado Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Centennial, the groups are announcing Tuesday morning. Colorado-based Moms Demand Action also pledged volunteers to go door-to-door and canvass on behalf of Sullivan, a freshman lawmaker whose son, Alex, was killed in the Aurora theater shooting. “Voters knew exactly who they were electing when they sent Representative Sullivan to the general assembly … ,” Everytown President John Feinblatt said in a statement. “We are proud to stand with Representative Sullivan in the face of this cynical effort to undermine the will of the people.” In 2013, two Democratic state senators were successfully recalled for their votes on gun control legislation while a third resigned to avoid a recall election. But this year’s effort appears to be sputtering. “We’re not confident,” Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Executive Director Dudley Brown said Monday when The Post asked whether the recall will get onto the ballot. “It’s been tough work.” The official recall committee hasn’t raised any money, according to online campaign finance records. RMGO, however, recently advertised a Centennial office dedicated to Sullivan’s recall, and Sullivan supporters have reported running […]

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