Colo. governor's Senate choice shocks both parties | detnews.com | The Detroit NewsAcknowledging a split in the party, Democrats moved swiftly to shore up support for Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet as Gov. Bill Ritter's choice to fill an expected U.S. Senate vacancy despite Bennet's lack of political or legislative experience.
State Democratic Party chairman Pat Waak said many party leaders were hoping for a candidate with statewide name recognition.
"They would have liked someone who had run statewide or that were known statewide, but the fact is there were no candidates out there who had really won statewide," Waak said.
Many Colorado Democrats were surprised by the decision, including Senate President Peter Groff, who was considered for the post. The Denver lawmaker said Bennet was a good choice because Bennet was known for thinking "outside-the-box" and could provide fresh solutions for the nation's problems.
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He sounds like a fairly well accomplished individual, although his political positions are almost entirely unknown. Let's pray that he's the only child of a politically powerful family who gets appointed to a vacant Senate seat despite no political experience.