Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet drops out of presidential race
Posted: 8:40 PM, Feb 11, 2020
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Thirteen of the democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the DNC's summer meeting. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The 55-year-old Bennet ran as a common-sense, just-the-facts moderate during a race in which liberals proposing a huge expansion of government programs grabbed the headlines.
He was a late entrant to the race who staked his bid largely on trying to win New Hampshire.
He only formally announced his candidacy in late April, after completing treatment for prostate cancer.
He struggled to stand out in a crowded field dominated by other moderate candidates, including Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.
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