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Last spring, when U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer hastily pulled a campaign ad picturing Alaska's Mount McKinley and replaced it with one featuring Colorado landmark Pikes Peak, Scott McInnis didn't have much sympathy, but he did have some stern words of warning for his fellow Republican. "Such mishaps tend to accumulate, said former 3rd Congressional District U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, a Grand Junction Republican."
What is it with Colorado politicians and their mountains? No, Mount McKinley isn't Pikes Peak, and the Canadian Rockies are nowhere to be found in the Centennial State. Hours after launching his campaign Web site to much fanfare, official Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis yanked from the site a prominent graphic featuring a vista of Lake Louise, a resort nestled in the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian terrain appeared behind the question, "What do you want for the future of Colorado?"
Larimer County Republican insiders nibbled away at conventional wisdom regarding Colorado Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry's prospects in the coming gubernatorial primary.
Even though he filed paperwork in March to run for a second term, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter dropped the news Friday morning on 850KOA that he's running for re-election next year. "We have more work to do, and I'd like to be able to do it through 2010," Ritter said, according to the Associated Press.
Former six-term Republican congressman Scott McInnis, who’s all but announced he intends to run for the governor’s office in 2010, may be getting some payback for taking on the conservative base of the state party just before the 2008 election.