Was Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne campaigning on the public dime when she held a “town meeting” in Pueblo on Friday?

You be the judge.

On Tuesday, Gov. Hickenlooper and several members of his cabinet held a town meeting before a full house at Union Depot to give speeches and answer questions on everything from the economy, jobs and gun control.

The Pueblo Chieftain says Lynne shows up there three days later to hold a “town hall” and talks about health issues, and and hardly anyone showed up for the repeat performance.

Lynne met with about 15 Pueblo-area residents Friday in what was billed as a town hall meeting, but it really gave Lynne a chance to display her health-care knowledge.

Lynne said its important that Democrats keep the governor’s office next year, adding: “I hope I’m in that chair for you.”

Sounds like a campaign stop to us, and she’s holding eight more across the state to tell folks to sign up for health insurance.

It certainly sounds like she’s using her job to campaign for governor.