McInnis concedes governor’s race

Former congressman Scott McInnis conceded the race for the GOP nomination for governor today.

In a statement, the Grand Junction resident thanks his supporters and called for them to unite behind the party’s candidate, including those who would back Tom Tancredo, who left the party last month to run for governor as the nominee for the American Constitution Party.

“This morning I called Dan Maes and congratulated him on his victory,” he said in a statement. “I told him that the passion and energy that he and his supporters brought to the primary campaign infused great enthusiasm and optimism into the political process.  I also told him that since he is now the Republican nominee,  I stand with him.

“I thank every Colorado Republican who voted for me,” he added. “While there are no silver medals for placing second in politics, the prize I take from this race is the support of men and women who worked tirelessly for a better future for Colorado.  To every person who knocked on a door, made a phone call, attended a rally, put a bumper sticker on a car or stuck a yard sign on a lawn, Lori and I and our family thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”


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