Former WSA president Matt Ball ’08 writes in to tell us that two names with Wesleyan connections are being mentioned as possible replacements for Colorado junior senator Ken Salazar, who has been named Secretary of the Interior.
Denver mayor John Hickenlooper ’74 is one, with the other being Michael Bennet ’87, the son of former Wesleyan prez Doug Bennet
(though unlike his father, Michael is not a Wesleyan alum). They’re probably both longshots, but hey, who says we can’t dream?
[EDIT] Multiple commenters have noted that Michael actually is an alum (Wes ’87). Sorry for the confusion. Also, for a detailed breakdown of the candidates for the seat, check out FiveThirtyEight.