Surprise: Mejia endorses Romer for mayor

James Mejia announced this morning he is endorsing Chris Romer for mayor of Denver.

From Westword:

Romer spokesman Zach Knaus is enthusiastic about this development. “We are excited that Team Romer and Team Mejia are joining forces to move Denver forward,” he says.

According to Knaus, Romer and Mejia hung out in recent days, and they found common ground. “James has said he appreciated that Chris spent a lot of time looking at some of the plans he’d put together — one of them being James’s sustainability plan. And that really impressed him. And I think both of them have been working to improve economic development and bring jobs to Denver. The two of them can bring a lot of people together to the table — so this partnership is a big deal.”

Michael Hancock, whom many assumed would get the coveted Mejia endorsement, released this statement:

“I know this was not an easy decision for James to make. He ran a great campaign and I wish him luck in his future endeavors. From the beginning of our campaign, we knew this was going to be a race earned through hard work. I am no stranger to struggle and am determined to win this race. We will continue to build momentum and will work hard to earn the support of Denver voters over the next four weeks, including those who voted for James. We are all Denver and we welcome Mejia supporters to Team Hancock.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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