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Carville backing Bennet's 2020 White House bid

Carville backing Bennet's 2020 White House bid
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Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville has formally endorsed Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetDemocrats renew push for permanent child credit expansion The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Israel-Hamas carnage worsens; Dems face SALT dilemma New York, New Jersey, California face long odds in scrapping SALT  MORE’s (D) long-shot presidential campaign, saying he thinks that the Colorado senator is the best candidate to face President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE due to what he calls stark differences between the two men. 

“The best way to beat Donald Trump is to show you’re not him in any way, shape or form,” Carville said in a statement released by the Bennet campaign Monday.

“Sen. Bennet has less in common with Donald Trump than any human being in the United States when it comes to worldview, priorities, and demeanor,” the strategist behind former President Clinton’s 1992 campaign added. “Sen. Bennet is the opposite of Trump and is the best Democrat to take him on.”

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Carville also said in his endorsement that Bennet would be the “best” president. Carville had been lauding Bennet publicly for months before his official endorsement on Monday.

Carville predicted that Bennet will “surprise people,” specifically predicting the senator will do well in the New Hampshire primary next month. 

“I think Se. Bennet is uniquely suited for New Hampshire,” Carville said. “It’s a historical fact that people like him do well there.”

Despite the backing of Carville, Bennet has lagged way behind his opponents in the polls.

RealClearPolitics average of polling has Bennet at less than 1 percent in the Granite State, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Sunrise Movement endorses Nina Turner in special election for Ohio House seat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Israel-Hamas carnage worsens; Dems face SALT dilemma MORE (I-Vt.) is leading in the state with 21.3 percent support based on the RCP average.

Bennet had 2 percent support based on a survey from Monmouth University Poll released last week of 401 likely Democratic primary votes in New Hampshire.