Jul 18, 2013 8:49 PM by Andy Koen
The two Democratic state lawmakers targeted in special recall elections this fall say they welcome political fight. A Denver District Court Judge today upheld the recall petitions challenged by State Senator John Morse of Colorado Springs and State Senator Angela Giron of Pueblo.
Morse said in response that he and Giron were given a fair hearing.
"We appreciated Judge Hyatt's careful deliberation but we're ready to move on to the next step and do an election," Morse said.
In a joint statement from the campaigns Pueblo United for Angela and A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, Sen. Giron said she is "ready and eager" for the special election on September 10.
"This last legislative session was my best yet and this is a great opportunity to continue talking to folks in Pueblo about all our successes," Giron said.
"In the meantime, I continue to work hard and represent Pueblo."
When asked about resigning, Morse adamantly replied he would not.
"Of course I'm not going to drop out," he said. "I was elected by the folks in the Senate District 11 and I owe them a duty of serving them and that's exactly what I've done and exactly what I will continue to do."