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Hancock easily elected mayor

Author: Ernest Luning - June 10, 2011 - Updated: June 10, 2011

Michael Hancock brought a grin to a knife fight and walked away as Denver’s next mayor. The two-term city councilman, a Denver native who rose from hardship with dreams of becoming the city’s first black mayor, vowed to run a positive campaign in the face of increasingly harsh attacks from his runoff opponent and outside […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.