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The Colorado Republican Party "Platform for Prosperity" introduced with fanfare Monday by gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis has drawn fire for its lack of specifics. Analysts on the left and right have noted the platform fails to provide funding mechanisms for its proposals. Governor Bill Ritter's office was harshly critical of the platform in discussions with the Colorado Independent, calling hypocritical. Advocacy groups saw the plan as divorced from reality and misleading.
Reports surfacing in the last hour suggest State Sen. Josh Penry is set to announce he will be ending his campaign to unseat Gov. Bill Ritter. Penry campaign spokesman Andrew Cole did not confirm reports. Although Penry jumped into the campaign strongly this summer, winning "rising star" status from popular Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza, he has recently struggled.
EDWARDS — Energy attorney Scott McInnis this week continued to hammer Gov. Bill Ritter for policies McInnis says have crippled Colorado’s natural gas industry and cost the state thousands of jobs at a time of severe economic hardship.