Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet announced Thursday morning that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, joining a crowded primary field of more than 20 contenders vying to replace President Trump.
Bennet announced his plans on “CBS This Morning” and followed up with a tweet.
“My plan is to run for president,” he said, adding that he would focus on restoring opportunities for Americans and integrity in government.
“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.”
“If we continue to go down the path we’re going, and this isn’t just about President Trump, it’s about the politics that existed before he got there … we’re going to be the first generation of Americans to leave less opportunity, not more, to the next generation.”
Bennet said in April that he would pursue the presidency if he beat his prostate cancer diagnosis. Bennet was declared cancer-free later that month following a successful surgery.