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Denver School Chief Tapped To Take Senate Seat

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Denver School Chief Tapped To Take Senate Seat

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Denver School Chief Tapped To Take Senate Seat

Denver School Chief Tapped To Take Senate Seat

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In Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter reportedly has made up his mind on who to appoint to the seat vacated by Sen. Ken Salazar, who's leaving Congress to be Barack Obama's secretary of the interior.

He's expected to name Michael Bennett, Denver's superintendent of the public schools. Bennett was widely regarded as a dark horse for the Senate spot and was surrounded by some political thoroughbreds who wanted the job.

Deanna Garcia reports for member station KUNC.