Chamber endorses McInnis, Norton

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Scott McInnis for the Republican gubernatorial primary.

The chamber also endorsed Jane Norton today over Ken Buck in the Republican senatorial contest.

McInnis, who is running against Dan Maes, has been embroiled in controversy since last month when accusations of plagiarism surfaced.

Chamber Vice President of Governmental affairs Stephannie Finley said the chamber hasn’t decided whom to endorse in the Democratic senatorial primary between Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff.

“So far,” she said, “we haven’t been able to talk to Sen. Bennet.”

7 Responses to Chamber endorses McInnis, Norton

  1. Good to know that the Chamber condones plagiarism.

    August 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

  2. So much for honor & integrity! What a bunch of phonies. PLEASE don’t ever mention “Business Ethics” in conjunction with the Chamber. McInnis is a fake, phoney, & fraud! Stole written work from a 82 year old mentor THEN threw the mentor under the bus. There is leadership we can believe in!

    Perhaps, along with the EDC, one of the most useless organizations in the region! I’m certainly glad that I did not renew my membership!

    August 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm

  3. Shocking endorsement. If I understand the situation correctly, not only did McInnis steal the work of someone else and pass it off as his own, he also took the money for the project as if he had done the work. I guess on a good note, he did give the moeny back after he was exposed, right?

    August 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

  4. RJF – Do you even know what the EDC does? There are about 20,000 unemployed that are pulling for the jobs that EDC is working so hard to attract. Did you hear about Everest University our recent 600 job announcement? Would welcome the opportuntiy to give you a personal update on what we are doing and why it is important to you and the communtiy – Just call 471-8183.

    Mike Kazmierski
    August 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm

  5. It would not have killed the Chamber to refuse to endorse either GOP candidate, given what we all now know about both Maes and McGinnis. Neither one is worthy to serve. If the Chamber endorses Maes or McGinnis over Hickenlooper it will speak volumes (particularly about the Chamber’s stance on supporting Small Businesses).

    August 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

  6. MB – McInnis has promised to return the money but at last check as yet to even contact them to make such arrangements. So we may need to add “lies about making restitution” to the list soon.

    That the Chamber still endorsed McInnis after his current scandal also demonstrates just how unqualified Dan Maes is for the job. While I could never “endorse” McInnis I do hope he wins the primary just so that he can drop out, and the Republicans can replace him with someone that is both qualified and has integrity.

    Jeremy Isaac
    August 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

  7. WOW…. I am surprised at that…

    Seriously….why does Colorado insist on always providing the largest crop of idiots for Governor….and for that matter, also for the Mayor of Denver…..looking back over the past several years we have Romer, Ownes, Ritter…a combined IQ in negative numbers…Romer was a narcissist at the highest level and thought his job revolved around looking for the Wizard of Oz in order to get a brain….Owens spent most of his time fathering children around the country….and Ritter….well Ritter simply excelled at lying…one of the best bulls#!!!!ers ever elected…now we have a crop of morons at the highest level…Hickenlooper….McInnis….Romanoff…and now the biggest moron of all…. Tancrado…..holy crap Batman…this is the best we have? The same old crap dribbling from each one in a constant barrage of the dumbest thoughts and ideas ever put in a campaign platform….add this brain trust to the former first mayors Pena and Webb, plus our current and former crop of Senators and Congressmen and you really begin to wonder how the heck we are still a state.

    Lacy Cronkhite
    August 4, 2010 at 9:12 am