Bennet gets key NH backers as he ramps up NH campaign

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., got the support of a seasoned campaign operative and a town administrator for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. He is shown here at the State House after signing up to be on the first-in-the-nation primary ballot.

MANCHESTER — A longtime Democratic campaign operative and a veteran town administrator endorsed the 2020 presidential candidacy of Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo.

State Rep. Joyce Fulweier, D-Merrimack, has been a member of the NH House of Representatives since 2016.

She has also served as a town administrator in Northfield, Newmarket and Tilton.

Dan Calegari has been a prominent volunteer on past presidential campaigns over the past three decades.

He was an advisor to Sen. John Kerry's 2003 campaign and also worked for then-Sen. Gary Hart's winning New Hampshire primary campaign in 1984.

“Michael Bennet is the opposite of Donald Trump — he will unify the American people and move our country forward, getting us out of the morass we have been in for the last three years and into a stronger future,” Calegari said. “I worked alongside Jeanne Shaheen as a member of Gary Hart’s insurgent 1984 campaign, and I know Michael has what it takes to win in tough places like New Hampshire and beat Trump. He’s going to fight for the next generation and drive the kind of opportunity all Americans need. Everyone should be paying attention to Michael Bennet."

Bennet is a former superintendent of schools in Denver and has said he's the only candidate in this race to have won two Senate terms from a swing state.

Last spring Bennet became one of the last candidates to enter this race after he received successful treatment for prostate cancer.

In recent weeks, Bennet has made several trips to the first-in-the-nation primary state.

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