Presidential hopeful and current Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) will make his first 2020 campaign visit to Arizona on Friday, where he hopes to boost his flagging campaign.
Bennet, one of 19 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for president, has carved out a moderate profile and focused on bringing integrity back to government.
A former businessman, lawyer and school superintendent, Bennet believes he can win over voters with his moderate views, which have helped him win elections in 2010 and 2016 in Colorado, a formerly red state that has turned blue.
Despite this confidence, Bennett has failed to reach 2% in most polls and has not qualified for either the October or November Democratic debates.
Bennett will try and kickstart his campaign in Arizona. His first appearance will take place at noon in Tempe, where he will meet with local educators for a roundtable conversation.
“As a former school superintendent, he will discuss his plan to transform our education system to create more opportunity for every kid in this country, and as well as why he’s the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in 2020 and make progress on our most pressing challenges,” his campaign told the Arizona Republic in a statement.
He will follow that up with a 3 p.m. town hall about health care, economic opportunity, and climate change at Arizona State University. The town hall will be held at Discovery Hall at 250 E. Lemon St., Room 350. Anyone interested in attending the free event can RSVP here.
Bennet will round out his trip by headlining the Arizona Democratic Party’s Hall of Fame dinner at the Renaissance Hotel in Phoenix on Friday night at 7 p.m. He will be joined at the event by Senate candidate Mark Kelly and Felecia Rotellini, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.