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Colo. GOP governor candidates attack Dem spending

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial candidates say Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter’s economic policies are hurting Colorado workers.

The three candidates trying to replace Ritter met at a candidate forum Tuesday night at Colorado Christian University.

Former Rep. Scott McInnis says 315 people a day are being laid off in Colorado because of the struggling economy. State Sen. Josh Penry says Ritter hurt workers by raising fees, imposing strict oil and gas rules, and starting fights between business and labor. Businessman Dan Maes says voters are frustrated and angry over increased government spending.

The forum was sponsored by the Centennial Institute and was moderated by former state Senate President John Andrews.

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