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Post Scrutinizes Finances Of Hickenlooper, McInnis

Of Scott McInnis, the newspaper writes: When Scott McInnis entered Congress in 1993, he collected a salary of $133,600 and reported assets valued between $372,000 and $1 million. By the time he left Congress 12 years later, his assets were valued between $1.5 million and $5 million. That didn’t include trusts for his children he reported previously that together were valued at $1 million to $2 million.

Of John Hickenlooper, the Post writes: In 1987, a broke and out-of-work geologist named John Hickenlooper earned $15,491 — half of which came from unemployment benefits. Fifteen years later, the Wynkoop Brewery owner made $1.7. million. Five years after that, when his restaurant interests had all been sold off, Hickenlooper and his wife, journalist Helen Thorpe, declared joint income of $6.6 million.

In other coverage:

The Colorado Independent: Candidates for governor John Hickenlooper and Scott MicInnis this week released tax returns to the media. Democrat Hickenlooper released 23 years of returns, which list nearly $3 million in charitable gifts of cash, stocks and real estate. McInnis’s office said his most recent returns would be available for viewing at an attorney’s office by appointment. The Colorado Independent expects to review those returns Monday.

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