Bloomberg’s anti-recall donations are a big deal in Colorado

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg made front-page news in Colorado this morning, after financial disclosure forms showed he had donated $350,000 to help protect two Colorado state senators who are the targets of a recall vote next month.

In Pueblo, where pro-gun groups groups are trying to recall Angela Giron, a committee chairwoman who cast a crucial committee vote to advance a package of new gun laws, the headline was: "Giron Gets Boost: NY Mayor Bloomberg gives $220,000."

And in Colorado Springs, the biggest city represented by state senate president John Morse, the headline was "Bloomberg, NRA enter fray: NYC Mayor gives $350K to defense; NRA gives $109k to recall efforts."

Both stories were given premier treatment, on the front-page, above the fold, just beneath the papers' banners.

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(The story is also the main story on the Denver Post website as of this writing, though it doesn't appear to have been front-page in the print edition. Ironically, the paper's lead story was a big investigative feature about the use of stop-and-frisk in Colorado.)