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Jun 27, 2013 12:02 PM by Adam Knapik

Colorado senator challenging recall decision

DENVER (AP) - A prominent Colorado lawmaker who supported gun control measures is fighting a recall effort against him.

Democratic Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs wants the secretary of state to throw out a recall petition drive. During a hearing Thursday, Democratic attorneys argued the recall petition was improperly worded and must be thrown out.

Lawyers for Morse's opponents say the language has been used for years.

Opponents easily cleared a threshold of signatures needed to force the first recall election of a state lawmaker since Colorado adopted the recall in 1912.

Another Democrat targeted for a recall is Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo. She has made a similar appeal based on petition language.

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