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McInnis raises nearly $550,000 for campaign

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis says he raised nearly $550,000 for his gubernatorial campaign in the latest quarter, topping the amount raised by Gov. Bill Ritter.

Ritter, a Democrat and Glenwood Springs native, has reported collecting $452,000 in July, August and September.

McInnis said Thursday that his campaign raised $549,213 from 1,703 donors in the period.

McInnis, state Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry and Evergreen businessman Dan Maes are seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Ritter next year.

Penry’s campaign has said he collected more than $416,000 in the latest quarter.

Maes says he raised about $12,000. He says he doesn’t think the 2010 race will be about big-money politics.