• Paul Steinhauser

Michael Bennet joins crowded field of Dems vying for the White House

The enormous roster of Democratic presidential candidates just got bigger.

One week after former vice president Joe Biden entered the race for the White House, two-term Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado declared his candidacy Thursday.

“We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more. That’s why I’m running for President,” Bennet announced on Twitter. “Let’s build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government.”

That brings the number of Democrats to 21 gunning for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination. The mind-boggling number tops the 17 Republicans who made bids for the 2016 GOP nomination.

Bennet isn’t even the first candidate from Colorado in the race. Former two-term governor John Hickenlooper – who used to be Bennet’s boss – announced his bid in March.

Asked how he can stand out in such a large field, Bennet listed three things during a network television interview. He said that he has “a tendency to tell the truth,” he touted his bipartisan track record in Congress, and spotlighted that “I’ve won very tough races in a purple state, winning red counties in that state.”

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