5280 Shadow & Twitter: Who knows what lurks in heart of the Michael Hancock administration?

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5280 Shadow.
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, hopefulless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Linkhart email blast "my email address" (denvergov) will stay the same" but "title and phone" will change. Certain of #5280mayor appt?less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Next, peruse a July 15 tweet about Stephanie O'Malley and Evan Dreyer that hinted at moves Fox31 is reporting today:

Src: Hancock to appt 2 #5280mayor Deputy Chiefs: Outgoing clerk O'Malley & Evan Dreyer. #wearedenver policy director says she'll head policyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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"less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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...

More from our Tech archive: "Bruce Benson fake Twitter feed more fun than CU president's real account."

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well, the 5280 shadow is gone as of yesterday. "Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!' is what you get now.

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Mayor-elect Michael Hancock today announced his DenverForward transition, a community-wide invitation to unify Denver, shape the new administration, recruit great leaders and launch his plan for the first 100 days of the new administration.


Sounds like a disgruntled staffer who was passed up for promotion. Yawn. My only question would be: Is he doing this on a city computer on city time (and my dime) when he's supposed to be working?

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