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It was ugly. It was funny. In the end, though, it was all Michael Hancock running away with the thing. Going from the projects to the mayor's office isn't exactly rags to riches; more like rags to flannels and khakis. It's a good story, though.
James Mejia today said he has known both Chris Romer and Michael Hancock for years. His endorsement of Romer, he said, is because he believes Romer is most prepared to be mayor and shares many of Mejia's own ideals.
You thought the Denver mayor's race was maybe a little boring, that maybe the candidates were fairly interchangeable, give or take gender and skin color. Well, now that we are down to two, the gloves seem to be coming off.
Former candidate for Denver mayor Theresa Spahn on Thursday endorsed Chris Romer for mayor. Spahn, always a dark horse candidate nonetheless appealed to certain element of the electorate who appreciated her low-key intelligence and thoughtful approach to issues.
Chris Romer coasted to first in Tuesday's Denver mayor race, garnering about 30 percent of the vote. Michael Hancock and James Mejia were neck and neck much of the night, with Hancock pulling away late on the way to 27 percent of the vote to Mejia's 25 percent.