Latest Michael Bennet News

Better polling means sharper scrutiny. Is Warren ready?

Oct. 9, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When Elizabeth Warren campaigned in Nevada in February, Abbie Peters was there. Energy and enthusiasm for the Massachusetts senator was not. "It was early, and she wasn't as popular," said Peters. Nearly eight months later, Peters, a retiree from California, was back again to see...

Sanders, Warren upend how Democrats raise money

Oct. 5, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's big money in thinking small. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it's not because they've been working the big-donor fundraising circuit. The Vermont and...

Iranian hackers said to target presidential campaign

Oct. 4, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft said Friday that hackers linked to the Iranian government targeted a U.S. presidential campaign, as well as government officials, media targets and prominent expatriate Iranians. Overall, the hackers attempted to penetrate 241 accounts — four successfully — though...

Yang's 2020 campaign reports raising $10M in third quarter

Oct. 2, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang raised $10 million for his campaign in the third quarter of the year, aides said Wednesday, putting the technology entrepreneur close to or above some of the senators in the 2020 race. Yang's total is more than triple the $2.8 million he took...

Bennet picks up presidential backing of ex-Sen. Gary Hart

Sep. 6, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet picked up the endorsement Friday of onetime White House hopeful Gary Hart, a party elder statesman hoping to boost Bennet's longshot candidacy. Hart, now 82, was a Colorado senator and well-regarded underdog when he won the Democratic primary...

Bennet education plan promises free preschool, other reforms

Sep. 5, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is vowing to implement free preschool and community college if he becomes president. Bennet is in a crowded field competing for the Democratic presidential nomination. He was superintendent of Denver Public Schools before entering the Senate. On...

Leading Democrat ends Senate bid now that Hickenlooper is in

Sep. 3, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A leading candidate and the top campaign fundraiser in the crowded Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado bowed out of the race Tuesday, the first casualty of former Gov. John Hickenlooper's late entry into the contest. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, 44, had led the field by raising...

Bennet to remain in race despite not qualifying for debate

Aug. 31, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet says he plans to keep campaigning for president despite not qualifying for an upcoming Democratic debate. Bennet isn't among the 10 candidates with sufficient polling and donor support to participate in the Sept. 12 debate in Houston. Bennet told a...

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

Aug. 29, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten...

Biden health plan aims far beyond legacy of 'Obamacare'

Aug. 27, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping himself in the legacy of "Obamacare," Joe Biden is offering restless Democrats a health care proposal that goes far beyond it, calling for a government plan almost anybody can join but stopping short of a total system remake. Recent polls show softening support for the full...