Liberal Colorado Republican Kevin Priola officially switched his party registration to Democrat yesterday and word of a possible recall spread through Republican circles almost immediately.
State Senator John Cooke: “Perhaps we should not be surprised by Sen Priola’s announcement today that he is now a Democrat. For the last several sessions he voted with the Democrats and championed their legislative causes. This event will not change the trajectory of this election cycle, nor the outcome of this year’s fight for the state senate. As for Sen. Priola, his new district will likely not be happy with this announcement and may explore their options for new representation.”
Michael Fields, President, Advance Colorado Institute: “Kevin Priola has been voting like a liberal for years. He voted to increase the gas tax and property taxes, to eliminate our TABOR refund checks permanently, and even to create “safe injection sites.” He deserves to be recalled – and I anticipate some of his constituents will begin that process soon.”
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