Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis jumped into the fight over expanding the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site this week, sending a letter to Gov. Bill Ritter urging him to veto legislation that would stop the Army from buying any Colorado State Board land around the 238,000-acre training range.
Its way too early to say that McInnis has just cost himself the governor's race should he manage to survive the GOP primary but this is a HUGE political mistake. The Pinon expansion is extremely unpopular with just about everyone in the region. Democrat, Independent, Republican - everyone is opposed to this land grab. It could easily be the Ref A of the 2010 election. Any politican who supported Ref A in 2003 did irreprable harm to their state wide career. It was literally electoral suicide.
Did Scooter McInnis just off himself?