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Colorado Springs recall candidates campaign on second day of voting

By Scott Harrison
Published On: Sep 06 2013 09:38:17 PM CDT

Incumbent state Sen. John Morse stumps at Colorado College, while challenger Bernie Herpin casts a vote for himself.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The man trying to save his state senate seat from gun control critics, and the man seeking to replace him, campaigned in different ways Friday in Colorado Springs.

Democratic Sen. John Morse made a lunchtime appearance at Colorado College.  He spoke to students gathered at an event sponsored by student Democrats. 

Morse said he welcomes students' support against the recall effort and is glad they care enough about the issue to get involved.  A group of students boarded a shuttle van to vote at a nearby election center after the event.

Earlier on Friday, Republican Bernie Herpin took time from seeking votes to cast a vote for himself.  The former city councilman said he's helping his volunteers make calls, support Morse's recall and ensure that voters know Herpin will succeed Morse if the recall is successful.

Herpin said during his political career, he has always communicated well with his constituents and held himself accountable to them, something that critics said Morse failed to do during the gun control debate.

Morse said he hadn't voted as of Friday because he's been too busy.  However, he promised to cast his ballot soon.

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