Bennet Fits The Colorado Politican Mold

River to River's "Home State View" series helps us understand how the presidential candidates are viewed as leaders in the states they call home. Host Ben Kieffer interviews journalists who have spent years covering the candidates. We get the little-known details about each hopeful's history. Click the "play" button to listen.

Kieffer talks with Megan Verlee, public affairs reporter for Colorado Public Radio, to discuss U. S. Senator Michael Bennet's career in Colorado.  Verlee talks about Bennet's history as the superintendent of Denver schools, his relationship with Republican Senator Cory Gardner and how he has dealt with criticism.