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Michael Bennet (D) dropped out Feb. 11

Microsoft News 2/11/2020
SIOUX CITY, IOWA - MAY 18: Democratic presidential candidate and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet speaks to guests during a campaign stop hosted by the Woodbury County Democrats on the campus of Morningside College on May 18, 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa. Bennet is one of more than 20 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination and the chance to face off with President Donald Trump in the general election in 2020.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) © Getty SIOUX CITY, IOWA - MAY 18: Democratic presidential candidate and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet speaks to guests during a campaign stop hosted by the Woodbury County Democrats on the campus of Morningside College on May 18, 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa. Bennet is one of more than 20 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination and the chance to face off with President Donald Trump in the general election in 2020. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Editor's note: Michael Bennet dropped out of the race Feb. 11, 2020. This page is no longer being updated.

Michael Farrand Bennet is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Colorado since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed to the seat when Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior. 

Bennet previously worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.

Born: Nov. 28, 1964 (age 55)

Current office: Senator D-CO (Since 2009)

Spouse: Susan Daggett

Official site: https://michaelbennet.com/

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ON KEY ISSUES:

Minimum wage:  Supports $12/hour federal minimum wage

Electoral college: Supports eliminating the electoral college

DACA: Supports citizenship for Dreamers

Gun control: Favors assault weapons ban, favors universal background checks

Health care: Opposes Medicare for All, but would expand coverage

(Positions compiled by Politico. Click here for a detailed look at Michael Bennet's views and where other 2020 candidates stand on the issues.)

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His big bet: Michael Bennet, longshot-in-chief, stakes White House bid on N.H. (Boston Globe)

The real deal: Presidential hopeful Michael Bennet is releasing a $6 trillion plan that he calls “the Real Deal” in an attempt to offer what he says is a more realistic contrast with more liberal contenders for the Democratic nomination. (AP)

COMPLETE PROFILE:

Who is Michael Bennet? An in-depth look at his biography, family, key positions and where he stands in the race. (Business Insider)

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