McInnis In, Attacks Commence
The paperwork has been filed.
The attacks, having already commenced, have been renewed:
Scott McInnis, the former U.S. representative from western Colorado, drew fire for his work for an energy company just as he filed papers declaring his potential interest in the U.S. Senate.Nothing confirms the efficacy of campaign tactics like the recycling of old slogans by your opposition. "Lawyer-lobbyist" has been tranformed into "McLobbyist"--proving once again that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
McInnis, a six-term representative, on Monday filed papers for his exploratory committee for the Senate seat being left vacant in 2008 by fellow Republican Wayne Allard.
Front Range-based ProgressNowAction on Tuesday attacked him as “McLobbyist” and derided his actions as a lawyer for EnCana, one of the two biggest drilling companies operating in the Piceance Basin.
The assault was similar to one launched six years ago by Allard supporters against Democrat Tom Strickland as a “lawyer-lobbyist.”
Strickland recruited McInnis to the Denver law firm of Hogan and Hartson when McInnis decided to retire from the House of Representatives.