Putting this year’s mayor’s race into perspective
The Colorado Statesman
Local media described Michael Hancock’s 16-point win over Chris Romer variously as a trouncing, a cruise to victory and a landslide.
It duplicated Wellington Webb’s winning margin in the mayoral race 20 years ago but was a slimmer margin than the most recent three contests yielded. Other races in the modern era (since the reign of Bill McNichols Jr. was cut short by an upstart Federico Peña) were much closer. Below are the results of those elections, all but two of which went to a runoff.
2007 — no runoff
1999 — no runoff
— Sources: Archives of the Denver Election Division, New York Times and Ciruli & Assoc.