Michael Bennet presidential bid, ended his 2020 presidential campaign

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Michael Bennet presidential bid, ended his 2020 presidential campaign.

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet has ended his bid for the White House after failing to catch fire in a crowded Democratic field.

Bennet got a late start in the race, not joining the already-ballooning field until May 2019. His plans to seek the Democratic nomination were delayed after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April. However, following a successful surgery he was declared cancer-free and he continued with his plans to join the presidential fray.

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But by then, front-runners had already begun to emerge and there seemed little place for Bennet, despite the fact he had won two races in Colorado, once a swing state that has trended toward Democrats in recent cycles. For a while, he was competing against former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, too; Hickenlooper ended his campaign in mid-August to run for the U.S. Senate.

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Bennet was on stage for the first two Democratic debates, in June and July of 2019, but failed to qualify for any subsequent debates.

He was one of four senator-candidates whose time on the campaign trail was interrupted by the Senate impeachment trial of Trump.

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Bennet pitched himself as a low-key alternative to Trump, writing: “If you elect me president, I promise you won’t have to think about me for 2 weeks at a time.”

But Bennet showed little upward momentum throughout his run, overshadowed by several of his other Senate colleagues.

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