03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Josh Penry Attacks On Bill Ritter's Hiring Policies Overstated: The Denver Post

In the Republican quest to show that Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter has mishandled the state budget, no GOP criticism has hit him harder than the contention that Ritter has hired 4,000 employees since taking office.

Republican lawmakers have repeated the assertion over the past year, and it has become a key talking point for Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, as he runs for governor.

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