September 27, 2009


Did White House Offer Job to Stop Primary?

The Denver Post reports the White House offered Andrew Romanoff (D) a possible job in the administration to get him to back off his primary challenge of Sen. Michael Bennet (D).

"Then, the day after Romanoff formally announced his Senate bid, Obama endorsed Bennet."

"It is the kind of hardball tactics that have come to mark the White House's willingness to shape key races across the country, in this case trying to remove a threat to a vulnerable senator by presenting his opponent a choice of silver or lead."

However, the White House "said that no job was ever offered" and that "it would be wrong to suggest administration officials tried to buy him out of the contest."










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