While neither of the endorsements are particularly ringing for Giellis, both read as stern disapproval of Hancock.
"Giving the incumbent four more years to groom a replacement essentially means 12 more years of Hancock through his successor," Calderón said in a statement.
Tate, a former state legislator, referred to endorsing Giellis "as the most appropriate path for [him]."
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Tepid as they may seem, the endorsements will definitely help Giellis's chances. Combined, Tate and Calderón got 33.18 percent of the votes in the May 7 election. If those same voters come out for Giellis in the June 4 runoff, she has a good shot at defeating Hancock.
Giellis, for her part, says she is excited about the support.
“Our perspectives are unique and our concerns about the issues are much aligned. I believe that this team of former rivals can lead Denver together to overcome the extraordinary challenges our city is facing, and do so in a creative, equitable way," she said in a statement.
The former RiNo Art District president took home the second-highest percentage of votes, with 24.88 percent, while Hancock got 38.65 percent. Five Denver City Council races and the Denver Clerk and Recorder position are also in the June 4 runoff.