Sen. Michael Bennet ending his bid for the White House

The Colorado senator has long been considered a rising Democratic star.

Sen. Michael Bennet is ending his bid for the White House.

The Colorado Democrat joined the crowded field of Democrats in May, but said that he expected his experience would distinguish him from the others in his party.

“I’ve got a track record of bipartisan work that’s been harder to do during the Trump administration,” he said.

Bennet has long been considered a rising Democratic star and was eyed as a more-than likely presidential contender. His reputation as a relationship-builder within the party once earned him praise from former President Barack Obama.

The usually mild-mannered senator got a good deal of attention last year for his fiery criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. He slammed his colleague over the partial government shutdown.

The moment quickly went viral and the spotlight on his speech paved a way for his campaign hopes.

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