Truden blames ‘smear campaign,’ media for recall |

Truden blames ‘smear campaign,’ media for recall

garfield county correspondent

ASPEN ” District Attorney Colleen Truden said Thursday she “did nothing wrong” while in office and blamed her critics and the media for her historic recall Tuesday.

“They ran a beautiful, textbook, classic smear campaign from the beginning. You guys helped them and based on what I saw today (in news articles) it continues,” she said in her first interview since the election.

“We have had numerous accomplishments that have gone unrecognized, unnoticed,” she said.

Truden, the first district attorney ever to be recalled in Colorado, was dismissive of the lopsided vote against her. About four out of five voters favored her recall, as voters also elected Martin Beeson to replace her.

Truden also said she has “serious reservations” about how well a transition can be carried out between her and Beeson. He could take office as soon as Christmas week, depending on when county clerks certify election results.

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