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Michael Bennet, cancer-free, is running for president in 2020

Bennet enters the race just weeks after successful surgery for prostate cancer

John Frank, Colorado Sun
Sen. Michael Bennet
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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Thursday announced his bid for president in 2020, saying his two priorities are improving economic mobility and restoring trust in government

His entry into the race extends the field for the Democratic nomination to more than 20 candidates and makes him the second Colorado politician, joining former Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Bennet made his debut on CBS “This Morning” and released a nearly 4-minute-long campaign video in which he says bluntly “you may not know me.”



“I didn’t set out to be a politician. My last job was superintendent of Denver public schools,” he says in the video. “And I didn’t go to Washington to get attention, I went to pay attention.”

Ahead of the announcement, Bennet honed his message on numerous trips to Iowa and New Hampshire earlier this year to talk to voters and make the case that beating President Donald Trump is not enough. 



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