03/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hickenlooper's Presence At Oil And Gas Reception Infuriates Josh Penry

What was supposed to be a reception honoring the new Colorado Oil & Gas Association president turned into a political brouhaha after Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate for governor, addressed the crowd.

President Tisha Conoly Schuller announced that Republican contender Scott McInnis also had been invited but had another engagement, but that didn't stop Republican lawmaker Josh Penry from firing off an angry e-mail to oil and gas officials.

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