A freshman Democratic senator in a competitive race says he's willing to sacrifice his job to pass healthcare reform.


"As a new senator who's on the ballot next year in a tough state," began CNN's John King on the network's Sunday "State of the Union" program, "and if every piece of evidence tells you, if you support that bill, you will lose your job. Will you lose your job?"

The question was posed to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), who appears on the state's ballot in 2010.

"Yes," Bennet replied.

Bennet was appointed to the seat after it was vacated by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO), who took a job in Obama's cabinet as Secretary of the Interior.

The following video is from CNN's "State of the Nation," broadcast Nov. 22, 2009.

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