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Michael Bennet’s prostate cancer surgery termed a success as he looks toward 2020 presidential bid

Michael Bennet said that is he's cancer free after treatment he will run for president

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, during a visit to The Colorado Sun newsroom in Denver on Jan. 11, 2018. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press

U.S. 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.

Bennet announced his cancer diagnosis earlier this month.

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