Gov. Bill Ritter has signed the documents necessary to appoint former Denver Public Schools superintendent Michael Bennet as the state's junior U.S. Senator.
The Certificate of Appointment, which will be sent via overnight delivery to Washington, D.C., must be received by the secretary of the U.S. Senate before Bennet can be sworn in.
Bennet replaces former Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar, who was confirmed as Interior secretary in the Obama administration Tuesday afternoon.