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Colo. lawmakers facing recalls get big money

Published On: Aug 27 2013 06:41:48 PM CDT

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Campaigns supporting two Colorado Democratic legislators facing recalls over new gun restrictions have raised nearly $2 million to help them.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad have each contributed large sums to Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron. Bloomberg, who's advocated for stricter gun laws, contributed $350,000 and Broad $250,000.
Pueblo United for Angela has raised $586,000 and A Whole Lot of People for John Morse $606,000, according to fundraising filings Tuesday with the secretary of state. Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, which is supported both candidates, has raised $708,000.
The filings show Morse and Giron supporters are vastly outraising opponents. The NRA has spent about $108,600 to oppose the lawmakers and they're among the largest contributors.
The election is Sept. 10.


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