Portions of essays on water submitted for publication by gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis are identical or nearly identical to work published years earlier by now-State Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs.
A side-by-side comparison of McInnis' work for the Hasan Foundation and an essay by Hobbs on Green Mountain Reservoir finds numerous examples of sentences, and even whole paragraphs, that are identical.
"There are definite similarities," Hobbs said in a statement released through the court after he reviewed examples provided by The Denver Post. "I would expect there would be some attribution."
The Denver Post reports that McInnis made $300,000 over two years for writing the articles and other work for the Hasan Foundation. McInnis declined to comment to the paper. His campaign blamed a researcher. This is not what usually counts as a unified response.