Editor’s Note – Another Democrat comes out and acknowledges that the White House offered several positions to him if he drops his primary challenge.
This is a clear violation of law, and further justifies an full scale investigation by an independent prosecutor.
Were it a Republican administration, the process would have already begun, with the media leading the charge in vilifying the President.
Andrew Romanoff: W.H. Offered Three Jobs
By Carole E. Lee & David Catanese
Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff confirmed Wednesday that Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff, suggested three administration jobs that would be available to him last September if he dropped his plans to run against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who had the support of the White House.
Romanoff said he informed the White House that he would stay in the race. The revelation comes days after the White House confirmed that Rep. Joe Sestak was approached about an unpaid position in the administration if he dropped his campaign against Sen. Arlen Specter. But in this case, Romanoff was offered paid positions in the administration, a clear difference from the Sestak case.
In a statement to the media, Romanoff attached an email from Messina – dated Sept. 11, 2009 – listing the three jobs, two at USAID and one as director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, with a page-long set of job descriptions.
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