Michael Bennet

The latest on U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. A Democrat, he was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Ken Salazar's appointment to Secretary of Interior by President Barack Obama in 2009. He successfully won reelection in 2010. He briefly ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, but ultimately dropped out after a poor showing. Before joining the Senate he was superintendent of Denver public schools from 2005 to 2009.