Today, Colorado Republican Scott McInnis made his first public appearance since The Denver Post reported last week that he had apparently plagiarized a series of articles, revelations that have seriously wounded his gubernatorial campaign.McInnis appeared at the Colorado Farm Bureau’s mid-summer meeting, along with his main August 10 primary opponent, Dan Maes. According to The Denver Post, the candidates spoke about illegal immigration, water storage and PiÃ±on Canyon.
McInnis spoke to the press after the event, and restated his intention to stay in the race.
“Do I look like I’m going anywhere? These boots are made for walking, and I’m ready to fight,” he told The Post.
McInnis called the plagiarism incident “an obvious mistake. I stood up, took responsibility and moved on.” He continues to finger a researcher, Rolly Fischer, for the actual copying, though Fischer denies the charge.
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