Now that Michael Hancock is officially Denver's mayor, does he already have a mole... who tweets?
That's the political guessing game surrounding 5280 Shadow, a mysterious Twitter feed that purports to offer inside scoop, most of it Hancock-related.
Check out some examples.
Here are a couple of tweets about former city councilman and mayoral candidate Doug Linkhart, who endorsed Hancock after dropping out of the race:
W/ Kennedy to become #5280mayor CFO src says Linkhart telling friends he expects to be rewarded w/appointment, Boigon more modest, hopeful
Linkhart email blast "my email address" (denvergov) will stay the same" but "title and phone" will change. Certain of #5280mayor appt?
Next, peruse a July 15 tweet about Stephanie O'Malley and Evan Dreyer that hinted at moves Fox31 is reporting today:
And check out this entertaining bit of allegedly overheard snarkiness:
#5280mayor staff vent. Ovrhrd by src:"Shit pay was 1 thing on campaign, but shit pay now as staff is insulting after our work put him there"
Are these tweets an example of good, old-fashioned reporting? Sheer speculation that may prove to be wrong as often as right? Or is an insider sharing Hancock strategy -- something that could get even more intriguing down the line? The Shadow knows...
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