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D.C. job alleged as attempt to deter Romanoff (Known for 9 months, but ignored by media!)
Denver Post ^ | 9-27-2009 | Michael Riley

Posted on 06/03/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT by MtnClimber

WASHINGTON — Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Michael Bennet, Romanoff received an unexpected communication from one of the most powerful men in Washington.

Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post.

Romanoff turned down the overture, which included mention of a job at USAID, the foreign aid agency, sources said.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at denverpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bennett; dearleader; obama; romanoff
Business as usual, Chicago style.
1 posted on 06/03/2010 8:01:32 AM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: Jet Jaguar

The story I mentioned on your post.


2 posted on 06/03/2010 8:02:32 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both hate freedom and have friends that bombed the Pentagon)
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To: MtnClimber

Of course.... CYA.


3 posted on 06/03/2010 8:03:57 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: MtnClimber

Criminality describe as “hardball tactics” in the Denver post. But then, it’s surprising they ran the story at ALL, isn’t it!!!


4 posted on 06/03/2010 8:59:29 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

It was very surprising to see the story in the way left-leaning Denver Post. Not so surprising tat the rest of the media is ignoring the pattern that is emerging.


5 posted on 06/03/2010 9:15:41 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both hate freedom and have friends that bombed the Pentagon)
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To: MtnClimber

BTTT


6 posted on 06/03/2010 9:41:37 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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