Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), who is contemplating jumping in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race, has been given a clean bill of health after undergoing surgery to remove cancer, NBC News reports.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) told Morning Joe, “I’m very inclined” to run for president in 2020.
On whether his decision is based on Joe Biden potentially running: ”It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President’s decision.”
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) “is taking the final steps toward becoming the second Colorado Democrat in the 2020 race for president, with a possible announcement coming soon,” the Denver Post reports.
“While an announcement is not imminent, Bennet could announce within a month.”
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) “had a message for fellow Democrats this weekend as two more White House contenders formally jumped into the 2020 presidential race: Don’t forget about me,” the Washington Post reports.
Said Bennet: “We’ve got a million people that are going to run, which I think is great. I think having one more voice in that conversation that’s focused on America’s future, I don’t think would hurt.”
Colorado Politics: “The impassioned speech delivered on the Senate floor Thursday by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet about the federal government shutdown quickly blew up online, accumulating millions of views and spawning calls for the usually unflappable Colorado Democrat to run for president.”
“Within 24 hours, clips of the broadside had been viewed online more than 11 million times, officials at C-SPAN told Colorado Politics, making it the most-watched congressional video in the network’s history.”
“Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), typically a mild-mannered, congenial guy, on Thursday unleashed all of his furor over the partial government shutdown on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),” the Washington Post reports.
“In a fiery exchange that played out on the Senate floor shortly before votes on two competing bills to reopen the government, Bennet raised his voice and seemed to let loose six years of pent-up ire directed at Cruz for leading an earlier shutdown.”
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) confirmed to Yahoo News that he is considering a run for president.
“Bennet has reportedly been talking to staff in Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucus there and would join the enormous field of Democrats likely to seek the nomination in 2020, which is more than 30 names long.”
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) is considering a presidential bid, Colorado Public Radio reports.
“The individuals declined to use their names because they were not authorized to speak about the matter. One of them discussed it with Bennet in the last 30 days.”