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Hillary Clinton endorses Michael Hancock for Denver mayor, calls him a “proven progressive leader”

DENVER–  In a Tweet sent out Friday morning, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed incumbent Mayor Michael Hancock in Denver’s forthcoming runoff election on June 4.

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“Watching the mayor’s race in Denver and pulling for @MichaelHancock–he’s a proven progressive leader who will work hard for Colorado,” wrote Clinton, who lost her presidential bid to Donald Trump in 2016, and similarly lost a contentious Democratic presidential primary race to Barack Obama in 2008.

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Hancock failed to get the requisite 50 percent plus one vote in the May 7 municipal election, forcing him in to a runoff election with the next top vote-getter, urban planner Jamie Giellis, who pulled down just under 26 percent of the vote to Hancock’s nearly 40 percent.

“Mayor of Denver ain’t the mayor of Colorado,” responded one astute commenter to Clinton’s announcement.

“Mayor Hancock was proud to campaign for Secretary Clinton in 2016, and he is ecstatic she is supporting him in this election,” Tweeted out the Hancock campaign.

Mail-in ballots for the runoff election drop on May 20.

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