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Bennet signs up for New Hampshire primary

November 6, 2019
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaks to the media in the New Hampshire secretary of state's office on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Concord, N.H., after filing to be on the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary ballot. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaks to the media in the New Hampshire secretary of state's office on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Concord, N.H., after filing to be on the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary ballot. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado says he’s counting on New Hampshire voters once again to upset conventional wisdom in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Bennet signed up for the 2020 primary Wednesday. Secretary of State Bill Gardner made sure to point out a photo on the wall of Gary Hart, the former Colorado senator who pulled off an upset win in 1984.

Bennet says he’s the best candidate, in part, because he can bring together broad coalitions to craft sustainable solutions to climate change, immigration and other issues.

He says other candidates would continue a pattern of pulling “the American people back and forth between partisan end zones,” making the actions of one party quickly reversed by the other a few years later.

The filing period ends Nov. 15.