Michael Bennet announces decision to drop out

Michael Bennet strides onto the stage near the of the the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner Saturday in Manchester, New Hampshire. He brought up his plan to unify the American public, called "the real deal." Photo by Caitlin Faulds/BU News Service.

By Thomas O’Heney
BU News Service

CONCORD, N.H. –– In an emotional address Tuesday night, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet ended his 2020 presidential bid, according to sources reporting to NBC.

Bennet arrived at Barley House in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife and daughters behind him visibly crying. Spirits were high, however, as he reaffirmed his love and gratitude for the people of New Hampshire, and cheers erupted when the Senator promised he would be back.

Bennet, who announced his run in May – less than a month after announcing he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer – began his remarks by thanking his family for supporting him throughout the campaign. He then highlighted his “Real Deal” agenda as a core reason for joining the race.

Just moments before the announcement, Maura Bollinger, 55, of Great Falls, Virginia, a longtime friend of the candidate, tapped Bennet as “the kind of guy we need in politics right now.”

Moving forward, Bennet pledged his support for whoever his party nominates, adding he will do “absolutely everything” he can to vote out President Donald Trump.

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