WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) talks with reporters following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol April 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Noting that Tuesday was Tax Day, the Democrats said the recent tax reform legislation penned by Republican was mostly benefitting corporations and their shareholders. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
DENVER (AP) — Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says.
The Colorado Democrat's office said Friday that Bennet underwent surgery last weekend and is recovering at home. He will require no further treatment, his office said.
The three-term senator, 54, has said he'd run
for the White House if he was cancer-free after treatment.
Bennet is the former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a policy-oriented centrist in the Senate.
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