News: McInnis Challenges Gov. Ritter

Denver Post: GOP Gubernatorial Rivals Outline what Colorado Needs

Republican Scott McInnis won't debate his GOP rivals for fear it will damage party unity, but Tuesday night the former congressman challenged Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter to a series of debates.

"I'll meet him any time he wants," McInnis said to applause during a candidate forum at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood.

McInnis' chief challenger, Josh Penry, pointed out he has plenty of experience at taking on Ritter.

"I do it in The Denver Post every day," said Penry, the state Senate minority leader, who has sparred with the governor over everything from budget cuts to increased vehicle registration fees.

McInnis, Penry and businessman Dan Maes spoke to a crowd of more than 100, outlining their vision for Colorado and why they should win the Republican nomination for governor in the 2010 primary.

Read the entire story by Lynn Bartels at The Denver Post.