Election
Randy Metcalf/Explorer Newspaper

DENVER Voters ousted two Colorado Democratic lawmakers Tuesday in the state's first ever legislative recall, launched over their support for stricter gun laws after last year's mass shootings.

Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron both lost their jobs in an election seen as a national measure of popular support for gun legislation. They were replaced by two gun-rights Republicans. The outcome narrowed the Democratic majority in Colorado's Senate to one seat.

Morse faced a tough election in the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs, where he won re-election by just a few hundred votes in 2010. He lost by 343 votes, with 51 percent of voters backing the recall.

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