Lawmaker planning ’20 run despite cancer
DENVER – Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said he doesn’t expect a diagnosis of prostate cancer will keep him from joining the already crowded Democratic field for president in 2020.
“I’m looking forward to running in 2020,” Bennet said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “This obviously was unexpected. But we caught it early. It’s something that I think we’re going to be able to treat. And I don’t think it should keep me off the trail.”
Bennet announced last week that the cancer was discovered during a screening and that he plans to have surgery when Congress recesses this month, followed by a few weeks of recovery. “I would like to get on with this,” he said on CNN. About one in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
“It was detected early, and as a result, my prognosis is good,” Bennet said when he announced the diagnosis.
– Bloomberg News