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Colorado candidate puts wrong mountains on website

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – Rule No. 1 in Colorado politics: Know your mountains.

A candidate for governor is the latest to use a picture of an out-of-state mountain in campaign materials.

Republican Scott McInnis, a Glenwood Springs native, accidentally used a picture from the Canadian Rockies on his website. It’s no small gaffe in a state proud of its mountains.

Last year, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer famously displayed Alaska’s Mount McKinley in a TV ad as he talked about Colorado’s mountains.

A strategist for McInnis said a design consultant created the website. It featured the question “What do you want for the future of Colorado?” with a photo of the Canadian Rockies behind it.

The picture has been replaced with a photo of the Flatirons rock formations west of Boulder.

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