Colorado Governor Names New Senator

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has finalized the appointment of Michael Bennet to the U.S. Senate.

Ritter on Wednesday afternoon signed the official “Certificate Of Appointment” naming bennet to replace Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate.

Salazar resigned the senate seat Tuesday after he was confirmed as interior secretary.

Ritter announced the Bennet pick last month, but it didn’t become formal until the governor signed the certificate. The Secretary of State, Bernie Buescher, already signed the appointment.

Ritter’s office says the certificate will now be sent to the Secretary of the Senate.

Bennet is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday afternoon to serve the remaining two years of Salazar’s term. Bennet is a democrat and the former superintendent of Denver schools.

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