Just days after Denver Mayor candidate Jamie Giellis qualified for the run-off election, politicos were impressed with how well and how quickly she consolidated support from her opponents, particularly from Lisa Calderon and Penfield Tate, who did not make the run-off election against current Mayor Hancock.
Now, we perhaps know how she may have been able to do this so efficiently and it’s not because she’s a phenomenal politician and community uniter.
Twitter is abuzz with the fundraising reports from Calderon because her report shows that Giellis’ largest backer, Kyle Zeppelin, and his affiliated entities donated $15,000 to her campaign after she lost the election, some say to pay off her campaign debt.
Five max donations from developer Kyle Zeppelin and his companies totaling $15,000 went to Lisa Calderón *after* she was no longer a candidate. Zeppelin is Jamie Giellis’ main financial backer and Calderón has joined her campaign. #copolitics pic.twitter.com/altXj3oawp
— Dave Sachs (@DavidASachs) May 31, 2019
Well, that’s one way to garner support.
Politics is a dirty business even when everyone is on their best behavior. This seems like not good behavior.
Is it June 4th yet?