If it’s about the money (and isn’t it always?), then the field of candidates for Denver mayor may be narrowing a bit.
In reports filed with the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s office, five candidates emerged as being reasonably well funded. Four of them, though, received significant boosts either from personal loans or from money raised for other races.
Former state senator Chris Romer led the pack, with just over $228,000 raised last year. Former Denver School Board member James Mejia and Denver City Councilman Michael Hancock each raised a little over $160,000, with Mejia supplementing his take with a $30,000 loan from himself. Hancock added to his total with just over $48,000 raised for another city council run.
Denver City Council members Carol Boigon and Doug Linkhart raised less than the top three, but also tapped additional funds. Boigon raised $52,598 and transferred $55,432 from her city council campaign. Linkhart raised just over $38,000 and accepted loans from himself and his father for another $65,000.
No one else reported raising more than a couple of hundred dollars.