DENVER - El Paso County Republicans have chosen a challenger to take on Democratic Senate President John Morse in a recall election.
Party leaders chose former Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin Tuesday in an informal straw poll to settle on a single challenger.
Morse was targeted in a recall petition because of his support for gun control measures.
Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to set a recall election between early August and early September. Morse has asked a judge to block the recall election saying the recall petition had a fatal law -- it never mentioned there would be an election to fill the senator's seat, which is required by the Colorado Constitution.
However, the Secretary of State's office disagreed, finding the petition valid.
A second Colorado lawmaker, Angela Giron, is also facing a possible recall election.