Written by: Kristine Pratt
Bob Bennett is no longer a Utah Senator, but you can't keep a good politician down. He's back in Utah and already has several things on his plate. Senator Bennett goes On the Record to talk about what he did in his last months in office.
It would seem that after being a senator for 18 years that it would be quite the transition to adjust to normal life. But Bennett says that he quickly adapted to the next stage.
"When I walked out of the senate for the last night, I had no emotion at all," Bennett said. "I'm felling very good for where I am, and where I'm going."
But Bennett definitely wants to stay involved. He has several new gigs lined up including working at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, serve on several boards, and go on a speaking tour.
"As I was putting all this together, my Senate duties got in the way!" Bennett says he still fulfilled his political duties, but he says he was looking forward to his future.
However, the defeat during the state convention was still tough for Bennett. There's no denying the heartfelt interview he gave the day of the convention.
"The first call I got after the convention was from President Obama," Bennett says. "There was bi-partisan reaching out to me, and I was grateful for that. And I still am."