Michael Hancock Beats Chris Romer for Denver Mayor

Congrats to Michael Hancock, who easily defeated Chris Romer in today's runoff election for Denver mayor. Romer has conceded.

With 100-percent (110,441) of the votes counted, Hancock defeated Romer 58% to 42%. It was an all mail-in election, with 300,000 ballots mailed. Only 110,441 people voted. It's pretty amazing you can become mayor of a city the size of Denver with just 55,222 votes (although Hancock got more than that.)Hancock on his win tonight:

Tonight, we celebrate this victory, and believe me, we gonna party. Tomorrow is Day One.

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    SUSA had a pretty good night (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 10:29:52 PM EST

    That turnout is shocking to me (none / 0) (#4)
    by ruffian on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 05:16:05 AM EST
    I don't mean that it is any worse than any other major city would be, but stll, only 110,000?

    I don't know (none / 0) (#5)
    by sj on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 10:03:23 AM EST
    Michael Hancock and I've lost touch with city pollitics since I've been away, but I like what the article has to say about him.  And he beat Chris Roemer which is a Very Good Thing.  Anyone know anything about his tenure as a councilman?

    Hancock is just a likable guy (none / 0) (#6)
    by magster on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 01:50:45 PM EST
    I went to high school with him (he's a grade younger) and he was always in student council. Romer went negative on him early, and judging from local blog commenter reactions, Romer became the a**hole. Since their positions on issues were very similar, it became a popularity contest. No amount of money or endorsements for Romer could change that perception of Romer.

    As far as Hancock's tenure on city council, I don't think it was very remarkable for better or worse.