Giant Joint in the Senate?

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.

[/edit by Ben, 11:12 AM]

20 thoughts on “Giant Joint in the Senate?

  1. Jan Marie

    Hickenlooper is a really nice guy. I met him when he came to Middletown last year for the CHC 35th’s Anniversary. He helped start the CHC (Community Health Center) with Mark Masselli back in the 70’s. The guy’s the man. I hope he wins out.

  2. Jan Marie

    Hickenlooper is a really nice guy. I met him when he came to Middletown last year for the CHC 35th’s Anniversary. He helped start the CHC (Community Health Center) with Mark Masselli back in the 70’s. The guy’s the man. I hope he wins out.

  3. Anonymous

    Bill Ritter, the guv’ner, wants you to send in your recommendations for the senate seat here:ussenate.comments@state.co.usDo it!

  4. Anonymous

    Michael Bennet was a Wes alum. This is from his profile on the Denver Public Schools website: “Bennet earned his bachelor’s degree in history with honors from Wesleyan University and his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of The Yale Law Journal.”http://communications.dpsk12.org/newsroom/353/224/

  5. Anonymous

    So much for Giant Joint: “[Hickenlooper] bought himself some credibility with moderates by opposing Denver’s marijuana decriminalization initiative.”Also, I can’t be the only one who’s amused by his name.

  6. Anonymous

    So much for Giant Joint: “[Hickenlooper] bought himself some credibility with moderates by opposing Denver’s marijuana decriminalization initiative.”

    Also, I can’t be the only one who’s amused by his name.

  7. johnwesley

    ppl are confusing Michael with his brother, James (the non-alum) who is/was the NYT correspondent for the Middle East.

  8. johnwesley

    ppl are confusing Michael with his brother, James (the non-alum) who is/was the NYT correspondent for the Middle East.

  9. Estrella

    Pretty sure Michael Bennet was Wes ’87. He went to Yale for law school, that could be the source of confusion?

  10. Estrella

    Pretty sure Michael Bennet was Wes ’87. He went to Yale for law school, that could be the source of confusion?

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