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Teamwork, tenacity helped propel Bennet in Senate race in Colo

Michael BoothThe Denver Post

Susanne Bennet gets a hug and kiss from her son Sen. Michael Bennet and his daughter, during his victory speech and celebration outside the The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, in Denver, CO. Bennet was also joined by his wife, Susan Daggett holding daughter Anne, and Halina. Bennet, appointed as a relative political unknown 22 months ago by Gov. Bill Ritter, is projected by The Denver Post as the winner and declared victory in a press conference at Denver's City Park this afternoon. (Craig F. Walker/ The Denver Post)

Millions of dollars in TV ads, combined with stories that make your opponent look bad, will get a candidate “into the red zone,” campaign veterans say.But the “ground game” of volunteers knocking on doors and dialing for votes is the last four yards, and Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet’s unlikely survival Tuesday amid a national Republican onslaught was the work of get-out-the-vote efforts both meticulous and overwhelming.”This is definitely a race for the record books,” said Bennet at a giddy victory rally Wednesday on the sunny steps of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Bennet was referring not just to his ballot-thin margin of victory, perhaps the smallest in a Colorado Senate race since 1956, but to a 22-month election effort that began the day he was appointed.Read more: Teamwork, tenacity helped propel Bennet in Senate race in Colo. – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/election2010/ci_16518314#ixzz14KVndySH

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