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Scott Mcinnis

Dan Maes Says He's

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAKEWOOD-- GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, coming off of victory over six-term Congressman Scott McInnis in the GOP state assembly this weekend,...

Tom Tancredo-Dick Wadhams Interview Alludes To Divisions In GOP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Few expected Peter Boyles's radio show to be a peaceful affair when Republican Party Chair Dick Wadhams and Tom Tancredo appeared together on the prog...

Tancredo Is In

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pat Waak

Once again, it's about Tom Tancredo and his ego. He loves being in the spotlight. If splitting the Republican electorate achieves that for him, we are more than happy to see him as a candidate.

Rubbernecking at Republican Roadkill

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

I'm a registered "unaffiliated" with long-time Republican leanings and connections. It thus pains me to see the party on the verge of blowing a golden opportunity here in Colorado.

Tom Tancredo WILL Run As Third Party Candidate For Governor

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — In a move that complicates Republican efforts to take back the Colorado governor's office, former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo said Mon...

Colorado News: The Week In Review (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's been a wild week for Colorado politics, as major developments the three most-watched statewide primaries have changed the face of the races and b...

Hickenlooper Says He'd Nix Tax Measures That Ended Exemptions For Businesses

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If elected governor, Mayor John Hickenlooper would make it a priority to eliminate a series of controversial tax increases that were signed into law b...

More McInnis Questions

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pat Waak

This campaign season has been rough, and I have been sitting around with my mouth shut most of the time. (Hard for some of my colleagues to believe). ...

Jason Linkins

Rockies Gone Wild: Colorado Races Devolve Into All-Out War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last time I was in Colorado, it was for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and the city of Denver struck me as a pretty easy-going place, wi...

Tom Tancredo Negotiating For Spot On Colorado Ballot

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE (7/23): 7News cites officials from the McInnis campaign and the Republican Party in reporting that the party will try to force the winner of th...

Did McInnis Avoid Taxes on $112,500 of Hasan Water Money?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why did McInnis run $112,500 of his $300,000 payment from the Hasan Family Foundation through a company called "Scott McInnis Invest 2 LLC," which lists Lori McInnis, Scott's wife, as the registered agent?

When Will the Hasans Get Their $300K Back?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists may not like to think of themselves as grade-school teachers for public officials and candidates, but they often serve this function.

Colorado Natural Gas Regulations Now Being Emulated By Other States

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

From Texas to Wyoming to Pennsylvania, a gusher of environmental rules is facing the natural gas industry in the coming months and years, putting Colo...

Scott McInnis Plagiarim Developments: Hasan Family Foundation Asks For Its Money Back

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: UPDATE: KDVR's Eli Stokols reports that at least three McInnis staffers have quit the campaign amid accusations that the candidate plagiarized...

Freelance Writer Now Desperately Seeking McInnis

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With this plagiarism deal, Scott McInnis has taken freelance writing to a new level, unheard of before.

Tom Tancredo Is Preferred GOP Candidate For Governor In Colorado: Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the wake of a mounting plagiarism scandal involving Colorado gubernatorial candidate and former congressman Scott McInnis, conservative firebrand T...

Plagiarism Not Governed by Professional Boundaries, Says Former Rocky Editor Temple

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Should we hold public officials to the same standards as writers when it comes to plagiarism?

Media Focus on McInnis' Plagiarism Overshadows Underlying Issue of Fraud

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The plagiarized articles appear to constitute a breach of his contract, and breach-of-contract is a common type of fraud. Even if the work was being done for a foundation, it was a business transaction.

Researcher Says Scott McInnis Is LYING, Won't Sign Letter Accepting Blame; Candidate Vows To Stay In Race

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: A spokesman for the Republican Governor's Association told KDVR that the organization "remain[s] as committed today as we were a week ago, a m...

"Teacher -- He Copied!"

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

All of us make mistakes. If you are human, you make mistakes. If you are in politics, you make a lot of them. But plagiarism is one of those crimes people learn about in kindergarten.

Politics and Plagiarism

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Hearing our politicians lie and cheat is usually something that comes out after they are elected to office.

Interview With "Remorseful" Water Researcher Is a Prize Catch

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Among the unwritten articles out there, perhaps one of the biggest is the story of McInnis's research assistant, Rolly Fischer, whom the candidate is blaming for the plagiarism in those once-elusive water articles.

ANOTHER Plagiarism Accusation Against Scott McInnis

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado gubernatorial candidate brushed off allegations of plagiarism as a minor issue Wednesday, even as calls escalated for him to...

Post Calls For McInnis To Drop Out Of Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: (7/14) The Washington Post's The Fix blog quotes an anonymous Colorado GOP official as saying McInnis is "dead in the water." "It's likely he...

Anti-Ward Churchill Talk Show Hosts Disagree on McInnis

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems like an age has gone by since the Denver media, gamely led by the bygone Rocky Mountain News, was in full-bore media frenzy over a CU professor named Ward Churchill.