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Michael Bennet

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Michael Bennet
United States Senator
from Colorado
Assumed office
January 21, 2009
Serving with John Hickenlooper
Preceded byKen Salazar
Superintendent of Denver Public Schools
In office
July 1, 2005 – January 21, 2009
Preceded byJerome Wartgow
Succeeded byTom Boasberg
Personal details
Michael Farrand Bennet

(1964-11-28) November 28, 1964 (age 59)
New Delhi, India
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susan Daggett (1997–present)
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
Yale University (JD)
WebsiteSenate website

Michael Farrand Bennet (born November 28, 1964) is an American businessman, lawyer, and Democratic politician. He is the senior United States Senator from Colorado. He became a senator when Ken Salazar was appointed Secretary of the Interior.

Bennet worked as managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to then-Denver mayor (and former Colorado Governor) John Hickenlooper, and superintendent of Denver Public Schools.

On April 3, 2019, Bennet announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.[1] He had surgery and was later announced cancer-free.[2] A month later on May 2, Bennet launched his 2020 campaign for President of the United States.[3] He announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination for president during an interview on CBS This Morning.[4] He ended his campaign on February 11, 2020 after a poor performance in the New Hampshire primaries.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Littwin, Mike (April 3, 2019). "Littwin: Michael Bennet has prostate cancer, but he still intends to run for president". The Colorado Independent. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. Wager, John (April 19, 2019). "Sen. Michael Bennet's cancer surgery was 'completely successful,' spokeswoman says". Washington Post.
  3. Gregorian, Dareh. "Colorado Sen. Bennet enters presidential race after prostate cancer treatment". NBC News. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  4. Nic Garcia (May 2, 2019). "Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio joins Democratic presidential race". The Denver Post. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  5. "Michael Bennet ends 2020 presidential bid after poor showing in New Hampshire". WDTN.com. 2020-02-11. Retrieved February 11, 2020.

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