Do gun control recalls foreshadow Colorado's 2014 gubernatorial election?

DENVER - Republicans hope to build on the recall of two Democratic state lawmakers in next year's elections, when they'll try to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who signed the gun legislation that precipitated the recalls.

Potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says Coloradans believe in personal freedom, "including the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms."

Hickenlooper said he was disappointed in the election's results. He said the state should focus on creating jobs, education and creating a healthier state.

7NEWS asked Governor Hickenlooper, "Could the legislation that's been passed change now?"

"Oh, I think that's unlikely.  I don't know.  I haven't heard anyone proposing that yet," Hickenlooper replied.

The governor later said he is still hearing positive feedback about the new gun control laws.

"We're trying to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.  There were a lot of heads nodding," he said.

Despite the recalls, Democrats retain a one seat majority in the State Senate.

Senate President John Morse lost by just 343 votes Tuesday in a swing district in the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs but Sen. Angela Giron lost by a bigger margin in a largely blue-collar district that favors Democrats.

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