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If elected governor in November, Republican Dan Maes said that he might be inclined to turn his back on a century of water law. He told the Colorado Water Congress Saturday, speaking of water rights, “If it starts in Colorado, it’s our water.”
CASTLE ROCK-- Speaking to a small group of shopping center executives today, gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis said he was more prepared and more qualified to be governor than Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. “He’s never been involved in the process of governing the state. He’s never been involved in one state budget meeting. He has no experience with highway budgets or education budgets. Some people say they want a new face, well this is no time for a new face."
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona continue their odd-bed-fellows magical mystery tour over the August congressional break...
Note to the Obama campaign: John McCain handed you political gold when he said we should renegotiate the Colorado River Compact. Failing to use that in a Grand Junction TV spot, or at the very least on radio, would constitute political malpractice of the highest order. This could swing the Western Slope to enough to win state-wide.
Colorado Republican State Chairman Dick Wadhams sparred with influential lobbyist Wally Stealey in Vail Friday over the negative campaigning of independent political committees, campaign finance reform and the disaffection of voters with their respective political parties.
Bob Schaffer will have the chance tomorrow to further distance himself from John McCain's disastrous suggestion to "renegotiate" the Colorado River Compact when he joins Mark Udall at the Colorado Water Congress Summer Convention in Vail. The two Senate candidates are scheduled to address water policy and take questions from water movers and shakers at 11 a.m. at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.
So apparently that part about how John McCain called for a renegotiation of the Colorado River Compact — or as he put it, “the compact that is in effect, obviously, needs to be renegotiated over time amongst the interested parties ...” Well, turns out those words were "mistakenly construed." Nah, the Republican presidential candidate doesn’t really want to alienate Colorado voters with such a radical proposition. No, instead McCain wants us to move along. As if, there's nothing to see here, folks.