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

Josh Penry Grand Junction Donations: Penry Leads Fellow Native Scott McInnis In Donations From Grand Junction

Faced with two hometown Republican candidates for governor, Grand Junction residents overwhelmingly voted with their wallets for state Sen. Josh Penry over former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis in the opening salvo of their primary battle.

A Denver Post analysis of campaign finance reports shows Penry took in almost $140,000 in donations from his Grand Junction neighbors during the third quarter, almost five times more than almost $30,000 collected by McInnis.

While Penry won the Grand Junction fundraising battle, McInnis was ahead statewide, collecting $545,000 to Penry's $400,000 from July through September.

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