Vail Daily letter: Where is Mcinnis?
The Vail Valley 9.12 Project has invited GOP gubernatorial candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes for a Q&A forum on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Avon Public Library from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mr. Maes accepted the invitation immediately. But although his online calendar was empty for that date, Mr. McInnis’ camp e-mailed that he had “previous commitments” but might be available for another date. Mr. McInnis’ campaign representative was e-mailed a number if times informing him that Mr. Maes would be available at Mr. McInnis’ convenience. There has been no response from Mr. McInnis’ camp. We were interested in ascertaining whether or not Mr. McInnis would sign the I-Caucus vetting questionnaire and had some issues with a report in the Glenwood Post in which Mr. McInnis stated that he had more problems with conservative Republicans than he did with Democrats. We also wanted both candidates to comment on Mr. McInnis’ “Platform for Prosperity.” I hope that Mr. McInnis does not feel that he has a lock on the nomination and election since Gov. Ritter dropped out of the race. A recent newspaper poll in Loveland Reporter-Herald shows Mr. Maes well ahead of all candidates for governor. We will have a chair available for Mr. McInnis, should he be able to adjust his busy schedule. We have added Cleve Tidwell to the schedule. Mr. Tidwell is running for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate.Michael Schneider Organizer, Vail Valley 9.12 Project