It's interesting to see how each of the candidates tried to "spin" their circumstances.
In Council District 7, Chris Nevitt tried to come off as the quintessential "happy warrior."
"We were hoping we'd make it over 50 (percent) but that's hard to do in a four-way race,"said Chris Nevitt, the top vote-getter from District 7 in south-central Denver. "Some people may be exhausted from campaigning, but I've been invigorated."Shelly Watters tried to pretend she still had a chance, and was aided and abetted by the reporter's own (mis)leading comment:
History has shown that runoff elections can favor candidates with lower vote totals in the first contest.Nevermind that the idea of overcoming a 20% deficit in one month is virtually unprecedented in Denver history. So long as you say runoff elections can favor candidates with lower vote totals (like, say, Rick Garcia's 5% in 2003), you're covered!
"It's a whole new ball game now," Watters said. "It's the playoffs."
Finally, came one sentence and one quote on District 3:
In west Denver's District 3, Lopez received 45 percent of the vote in a crowded field of seven candidates.That about sums it up, doesn't it?
"We're celebrating," Lopez said. "We intend to move forward."