The Colorado Springs Gazette estimates that Colorado Springs along with Pueblo have gotten a 500% return on their investment. The investment to which they refer is the cost of holding the recall elections for Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). The return comes from all the out of state money donated to their campaigns by the likes of Michael Bloomber, Eli Broad, and others of their ilk that is being spent on campaign advertising. The editors note that these donors want Morse to continue his ideological agenda which is "averse to community interests".
After pointing out that the recall proponents are operating on a shoe-string budget, the contributions from the NRA and Americans for Prosperity notwithstanding, they conclude:
Despite his enormous advantage in out-of-state money from special interests and left-wing billionaires, the "Whole Lot of People for John Morse" Facebook page asks us to "fight back against the NRA and Koch Brothers!"Remember - the only reason there is even a recall is because Bloomberg bought the votes of the Democrats in the Colorado legislature on gun control through a combination of money and the threat of primaries.
Don't be fooled. If big out-of-state money buys our community's elections, Morse wins by a landslide. The good news: Either way, the election is not an expense to Colorado Springs. It is more like manna from heaven, even when Morse defenders ship cash to the best political operatives Chicago's political machine can provide.