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Ritter campaign tries to profit from GOP tactic

Lynn Bartels
The Denver Post

Gov. Bill Ritter has learned that when when life gives you bad publicity, make money.

Republicans earlier this week crowed about ambushing the Democratic governor when he appeared before a U.S. Senate committee to talk about energy.

Ritter responded today by sending out a fund-raising e-mail accusing Republicans of “foiling forward-thinking energy and climate policies.”

He noted that his chief attacker, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., views climate change as the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

“My very presence at the hearing seemed to agitate Sen. Inhofe, as he told me ‘I’m kind of wondering why you’re here,'” Ritter wrote.

“It was his polite way of telling me, ‘Go home, so that we here in Washington can go back to stalling progress and dragging our feet on meaningful energy and climate legislation.'”

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12908084

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