Skip to content
More from
Bloomberg
Politics
relates to Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit
relates to Barnier Says a Deal Difficult, Still Possible: Brexit Update relates to Qatar Defends Turkey’s Syria Operation as It Sticks Up for Ally relates to Brexit Bulletin: Barnier Still Has Hope relates to Philippine Court Orders Release of Marcos Protest Recount Result relates to North Korea Keeps World From Watching Soccer Match Against South Live relates to Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day relates to LeBron James Calls Morey Tweet on Hong Kong ‘Misinformed’ relates to Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada relates to A Swiss Bank Keeps Cropping Up in Venezuelan Corruption Cases relates to Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit
relates to Barnier Says a Deal Difficult, Still Possible: Brexit Update relates to Qatar Defends Turkey’s Syria Operation as It Sticks Up for Ally relates to Brexit Bulletin: Barnier Still Has Hope relates to Philippine Court Orders Release of Marcos Protest Recount Result relates to North Korea Keeps World From Watching Soccer Match Against South Live relates to Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day relates to LeBron James Calls Morey Tweet on Hong Kong ‘Misinformed’ relates to Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada relates to A Swiss Bank Keeps Cropping Up in Venezuelan Corruption Cases relates to Educating Leaders on Diversity Is First Step: Equality Summit
relates to Barnier Says a Deal Difficult, Still Possible: Brexit Update relates to Qatar Defends Turkey’s Syria Operation as It Sticks Up for Ally relates to Brexit Bulletin: Barnier Still Has Hope relates to Philippine Court Orders Release of Marcos Protest Recount Result relates to North Korea Keeps World From Watching Soccer Match Against South Live relates to Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day relates to LeBron James Calls Morey Tweet on Hong Kong ‘Misinformed’ relates to Why Trudeau’s Stumbles Point to Gridlock for Canada relates to A Swiss Bank Keeps Cropping Up in Venezuelan Corruption Cases
politics

NYT Opinion Chief Recuses Himself as Brother Runs for President

NYT Opinion Chief Recuses Himself as Brother Runs for President

  • James Bennet steps back as Michael, a senator, enters race
  • Michael Bennet faces challenge in crowded field of candidates
A New Phase For The 2020 Race

New York Times Editorial Page Editor James Bennet has recused himself from coverage of the 2020 presidential election as his brother Michael enters the race.

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet said Thursday he’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination, offering himself as a centrist alternative in an expanding field of candidates.

James Bennet “will not discuss, assign or edit any editorials, Op-Eds, columns or other opinion pieces focused on candidates or major issues in the campaign,” the Times said.

The paper added that James had not been involved in editorial decisions related to his brother before to Thursday’s announcement. The deputy editorial page editors, Kathleen Kingsbury and James Dao, will take over political coverage as long as Michael’s campaign is active.

James Bennet became the Times’s editorial page editor in 2016. Prior to that, he was the president and editor in chief of the Atlantic.

Michael Bennet, a senator since 2009 and a former managing director of Denver’s Anschutz Investment Co., faces a tough challenge getting noticed in a crowd of candidates that includes former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Bennet, 54, is the 21st Democrat and the seventh senator to enter the race to pick the party’s challenger to President Donald Trump in 2020. The senator’s entry into the contest was delayed while he underwent treatment for prostate cancer.