The New York Times reports:
Michael Bennet, the moderate, studious Democratic senator from Colorado known for his work on education and immigration reform, announced his candidacy for president on Thursday. He joins a field so crowded with candidates that it now includes six of his colleagues in the Senate and his former boss, John Hickenlooper, a past governor of Colorado.
“My plan is to run for president,” he said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “I think this country faces two enormous challenges,” he added. “One is a lack of economic mobility and opportunity for most Americans, and the other is the need to restore integrity to our government.”
We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more.
That’s why I’m running for President. Let’s build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government.
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) May 2, 2019