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Former Denver mayoral candidate Doug Linkhart announced this morning his endorsement of Michael Hancock for mayor.
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.
Denver Mayor candidate Doug Linkhart, dropped his ballot Friday and said it is his specificity of positions that matter most to Denver voters.
Denver police may be facing a shakedown if Denver mayoral candidates adhere to statements made Thursday night. During a forum held by community advocates, most mayoral candidates vowed to ensure transparency, change flawed practices of the past and improve community policing efforts.
Doug Linkhart is the survivor. He won the reality-TV-style alt-Denver Mayoral debate hosted last night by NewEra Colorado, OneColorado and Planned Parenthood-- the best candidate forum ever™. The Montclair-neighborhood Democrat, an at-large city councilman and former state representative and senator took a laid-back Linkhart approach to the event. He coasted through early rounds of questioning and shined at the end, espousing an updated version of a 1960s platform that would shift focus and resources from prisons to schools, turbocharge green energy development and implementation in the city and legalize pot.
Accepting the fact that electoral politics is as much entertainment as politics and that all entertainment must now include text-message voting, youth-voter organization NewEra Colorado is gathering Denver's mayoral candidates for a debate that will embrace our fully mediated reality-teevee era. Scheduled for Wednesday evening, the debate will subject candidates to Denver trivia questions in addition to more standard policy questions. The candidates will answer to live-audience member, video participants and a panel of experts. Denver Fox News reporter Eli Stokols will play the panel's Steven Tyler. Ellen Dumm of the Campaign for a Strong Colorado will play J-Lo.
Denver mayoral candidate Michael Hancock Tuesday urged members of the Colorado State Senate to quickly pass the civil union legislation. Senate Bill 172 had been expected to be on the Senate floor earlier this week but has since been postponed. It may be heard today.
Denver's City Council last night voted themselves a 6.6 percent pay raise, from just over $78,000 a year to just over $83,000, taking effect in steps with the initial raise implemented in 2013 and the full raise not in place until 2014. Two of three mayoral candidates on the council voted for the raise.