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Obama’s Watergate: White House confirms potential jobs discussed with CO Senate Candidate for dropping out of race

June 3, 2010

Chicago-style politics have now come to Washington.  First the Sestak offer, and now this.  Ugh.  From the Washington Post:

One of President Barack Obama‘s top advisers suggested to a Colorado Democrat that he forgo a primary challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet and instead apply for one of three international development jobs.

The disclosure came just days after the White House admitted orchestrating a job offer in the Pennsylvania Senate race with the similar goal of avoiding a messy or divisive Democratic primary.

The back-room deals – former President Bill Clinton led the Pennsylvania effort and White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina worked with former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff – called into question Obama’s repeated promises to run an open government.

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