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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:53 AM

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending $20,000 on ads touting his work -- even though

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending $20,000 on ads touting his work — even though he’s term limited


Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending roughly $20,000 on television and digital ads touting his work during the 2019 legislative session, an unusual step in a non-election year — especially for a term-limited lawmaker.

But the Pueblo Democrat, who was reelected to his seat in 2018 for a final four-year term, is facing the threat of recall — albeit one that appears negligible.

His critics took an early step toward a potential recall election in the middle of the lawmaking term by forming a political committee to spearhead the effort. But the committee fizzled, reporting just $147 in its bank account through May 5.

There has also been talk about Garcia as a potential candidate to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Read more: https://coloradosun.com/2019/06/04/leroy-garcia-tv-facebooks-ads/

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