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Denver city government gushes over DNC police force

In the wake of the Democratic National Convention, Denver's elected officials have kvelled over the massive police presence at the DNC. Last week, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper delivered laurels to the city's police department for their efforts to quell some protest activities.

Hickenlooper can throw one hell of a party

Last night the Mayor returned to his old haunt the Wynkoop Brewery to throw a huge Convention bash featuring local band and rising national sensation the Flobots. While the crowd might have been a little, well, old for the hip-hop beats, the event drew a broad range of Colorado politicos, including Pueblo sensations Ken Lane and Sal Pace, former CO Dem Party Chair Chris Gates, former CO first lady for Dottie Lamm (the first candidate I ever worked for) and her daughter Heather, Host Committee COO Paul Lhevine, and a whole host of others that I’m just not important enough to know personally.

Read more of Jeff's commentaries: • Protesters police and bigots invade dncThanks for turning my city into a fortress'Saturday Night Fever' at the DNC • C-SPAN tricks its rideI love me some Police State’n, yeah!

Colorado Dems in the spotlight

Just as Denver has gained the spotlight in recent months with the Democratic National Convention coming to town and Colorado has a new status as a toss-up, the state’s elected officials are being thrust into a the national view.
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