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Hancock says Legislature needs to act now on civil unions

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.

Linkhart, Hancock vote for Denver Council pay raises; Boigon votes against

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.

Doug Linkhart to be top name on Denver mayoral ballot

Drawing names randomly out of a bowl last night, it was determined that Doug Linkhart's name will be listed first on ballots for Denver Mayor.

Former first lady Jeannie Ritter today endorsed Michael Hancock for Denver...

Former Colorado first lady Jeannie Ritter announced today that she has endorsed Michael Hancock for mayor of Denver.

Hancock joins Romer in telling Denver to open budget meetings

Earlier this week, Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer called on the City of Denver to open budget meetings to the public and press. Today, Denver City Councilman and fellow candidate Michael Hancock, also said the meetings need to be open to all.

Romer leads Denver’s mayoral fundraising pack

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.

Denver mayoral race starts to heat up as candidates trot out...

If the Denver mayor's race has been less than exciting so far, it probably isn't from a lack of effort on the part of the candidates. The Colorado Independent gets press releases on a nearly daily basis from one or more of them, announcing rallies, public appearances, fundraising totals and endorsements. While the first fundraising reports do not have to be filed until Jan. 31, two candidates have announced unofficial totals. Michael Hancock said he has raised $265,000 and James Mejia's campaign said he had raised $208,500 through the end of 2010.

Councilman Hancock vows better schools, safer streets if elected Denver mayor

It’s hard to say if every kid growing up in public housing, sometimes with no food or heat, dreams of being mayor. We’re not sure Michael Hancock had that dream as a boy, but we know he has it now. The Denver city councilman says that if he is elected mayor of Denver next spring he will make sure that every kid in Denver has a good school in their neighborhood and can walk on safe streets to get there.

A Denver Mayor special election: ‘Ah, it would have been a...

Who will run for Denver mayor next May should John Hickenlooper win the governor's seat in November? The list of potential candidates is long--...

Dem Party leader Waak: Ten would-be candidates feeling out gubernatorial run

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak told the Colorado Independent today that ten "excellent" potential gubernatorial candidates have been weighing a run in the...
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