And Then There Were 21: Sen. Bennet Joins Packed Field Of 2020 Hopefuls

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the North American Building Trades Unions Conference at the Washington Hilton April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Many Democrat presidential hopefuls ... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the North American Building Trades Unions Conference at the Washington Hilton April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Many Democrat presidential hopefuls attended the conference in hopes of drawing the labor vote. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 2, 2019 8:37 a.m.
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Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) elbowed his way into the crowded 2020 Democratic field on Thursday during an appearance on CBS “This Morning.”

He cited a lack of economic mobility and the need to restore integrity to the government as his motivations for running.

Bennet was diagnosed with prostate cancer recently, but said then that he still intended to announce should his early April surgery go well.

He’s branding himself as a moderate with a shot to beat President Donald Trump. He has rejected Medicare-for-all and liberal calls to combat conservative court-packing by expanding the Supreme Court.

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