DENVER – Months after her recall shellacking in Pueblo, gun-control backer Angela Giron may be ready to jump back into politics.
The now ex-lawmaker, who famously blamed her recall on “voter suppression” — despite being hammered by a double-digit margin — is considering a campaign for the state’s top elections post, according to the left-wing blog ColoradoPols.com.
The blog reported that Giron is considering a challenge to fellow Democrat Joe Neguse, a University of Colorado regent who has been campaigning for Secretary of State for several months.
“Neguse has widespread support among Democratic officials and had a good first fundraising quarter, so it is certainly a surprise to hear that another Democrat might be looking at the race — particularly Angela Giron.,” Pols noted.
Pols was also less than complimentary of the liberal Giron, taking a not-so-subtle poke at the recently ousted legislator.
“Stories emerged before and after the recall that Giron was a demanding and difficult Senator to work with in her short time at the Capitol (she was elected in 2010),” read the blog post.
The website also noted that Giron still has campaign donations remaining from her unsuccessful bid to retain her senate seat, and is reportedly conducting a poll, according to Pols.
“We have a hard time seeing how Giron could win a Democratic primary when she couldn’t prevent a recall in a solidly-Democratic Senate district” Pols concluded.
Video of Giron’s appearance on CNN can be viewed below.