Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

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Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

Senator struggles with name-recognition, but impassioned speeches may help
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., celebrates with his wife and children after winning the Democratic primary in August 2010. Bennet has been talked about as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, but a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer could derail those plans. He is expected to have surgery and make a formal announcement later this spring.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., celebrates with his wife and children after winning the Democratic primary in August 2010. Bennet has been talked about as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, but a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer could derail those plans. He is expected to have surgery and make a formal announcement later this spring.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

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Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet greets President Barack Obama in February 2010 at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

Sen. Michael Bennet examines the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, left, chats with Durango resident Jennifer J. Goodwin, right, about water conservation during a tour of downtown Durango led by Durango Mayor Sweetie Marbury. Bennet joined Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton during a visit to meet with local leaders in the wake of the 416 Fire.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet shakes hands with John White, left, and White’s parents, Jim White and Leigh Gozigian, before leading a group on a family hike in 2011 on the Hermosa Creek Trail.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

Sen. Michael Bennet attends a town hall meeting in August 2017 in Durango.

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., hugs his mother, Susie Bennet, and oldest daughter, Caroline, at Denver’s City Park, where he delivered his victory speech after winning election in November 2010.
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