by Pam Zubeck
Scott McInnis was endorsed last week by the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, and McInnis also got good words from Fourth Judicial District District Attorney Dan May, El Paso County Coroner Dr. Robert Bux and El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa.
McInnis, a former police officer, is seeking the Republican nomination for governor and faces businessman Dan Maes in the August 10 primary.
"The decision to back Scott McInnis for Governor was an easy one for our members," said Pete Tomitsch, CSPPA president said in a press release. "He has walked in our shoes. He understands law enforcement and the challenges that cops face everyday. He will not only be an advocate for the law enforcement community, but he will fight hard and pursue policies that will make families and communities safer."
May said McInnis would help law enforcement get criminals off the street, and Maketa praised him for his stand against illegal immigration.
A fund-raiser at The Broadmoor coordinated by El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark, reportedly still under consideration as McInnis' running mate, drew about 100 people where the special guest was former White House press secretary Dana Perino, a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo.