Andrew Romanoff Throws Obama Deputy Messina Under Bus: Admits Job Offer – UPDATED 6-3 With Complete Text of Romanoff Statement

The Denver Post just reported that Democrat US Senate Candidate, Andrew Romanoff,  admitted “discussing” three separate job offers from the Obama administration.  Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina,  conveyed the job offers.   Romanoff made clear the White House offers were contingent upon Romanoff abandoning any plans to make a US Senate run against Democrat appointed Senator, Michael Bennet.

Here’s Messina’s  email to Romanoff describing the job offers.

The Post has been all over this story, and has fairly covered Colorado’s contingent of Democrat Washington losers, including Ken Salazar and company.  Sheriff Salazar will hopefully be returning to Colorado shortly.  It’s getting pretty bad when even Move-On is getting impatient with Obama administration incompetence.

Update 6-3, 12:03 a.m.: ExPat ExLawyer was just furnished the complete email statement from Andrew Romanoff regarding White House job offer “discussions.”

For immediate release:

Today, U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff issued the following statement:

I have received a large number of press inquiries concerning the role the White House is reported to have played in my decision to run for the U.S. Senate.  I have declined comment because I did not want – and do not want – to politicize this matter.

A great deal of misinformation has filled the void in the meantime.  That does not serve the public interest or any useful purpose.

Here are the facts:

In September 2009, shortly after the news media first reported my plans to run for the Senate, I received a call from Jim Messina, the President’s deputy chief of staff.  Mr. Messina informed me that the White House would support Sen. Bennet.  I informed Mr. Messina that I had made my decision to run.

Mr. Messina also suggested three positions that might be available to me were I not pursuing the Senate race.  He added that he could not guarantee my appointment to any of these positions.  At no time was I promised a job, nor did I request Mr. Messina’s assistance in obtaining one.

Later that day, I received an email from Mr. Messina containing descriptions of three positions (email attached).  I left him a voicemail informing him that I would not change course.

I have not spoken with Mr. Messina, nor have I discussed this matter with anyone else in the White House, since then.

I love the way politicians complain about the “misinformation” put out by the media in the void created by their own stonewalling.  I predict this attitude will cost Romanoff the Democrat nomination for the US Senate.
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4 responses to “Andrew Romanoff Throws Obama Deputy Messina Under Bus: Admits Job Offer – UPDATED 6-3 With Complete Text of Romanoff Statement

  1. Well, at least Andrew has finally decided to release information about this illegal act! Is there any doubt that if this level of corruption exists at the Colorado State level that it also exists elsewhere? When will the powers that be finally look into the corruption in Colorado counties….they can start in Summit County by looking at the activities of D.A. Mark Hurlbert and his cronies in the local justice system!

    • Bulldog,

      I’m afraid the only way we’ll get change at the state level is to change the legislature and have them change the laws. The Colorado Judicial Branch is in dire need of a complete makeover. We need to repeal the recent recall statutes that by procedural machinations virtually take away the right of the people to dispose of their garbage – some trash should not be recycled. The current system is designed to protect entrenched powers. After all, those entrenched wrote the laws to maintain their own entrenchment.

  2. Andrew Romanoff refused job offer from White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jim Messina. Andrew Romanoff is the victim and don’t believe for one moment that Messina acted alone.

    This is politics as usual, excepting in this age of fast communications, they were caught. Obama has brought Chicago style politics to Washington. Some corrupted public officials in Colorado make Chicago, now DC, politics look like kindergartners.

    Look no further than the shameful history in 5th Judicial District and the current DA, term limited Mark Hurlbert, and his cronies. Terry Ruckriegle is about to pull a Mary Mullarkey, excepting he’s allegedly keeping his District Court Judge seat warm while Hurlbert works out his path (did he petition onto the ballot after losing a the State Assembly?). Ruckriegle has an increasingly shameful pattern of abuse – if he doesn’t like you, he’ll give your property away, put you in jail, or both. Fabricated evidence? No problem. Perjuries? No problem. Witnesses? No problem. Truth, justice and civil rights? NOW that’s a problem. Watch out for abusive career government employee, Terry Ruckriegle. The broken justice in 5th Judicial District needs immediate investigation.

    • Ruckriegle was the judge in the Kobe Bryant case. He has a reputation for arrogance, but is considered quite bright and fair to defense attorneys. Some judges will put up with prosecutorial foul ups and give them chance after chance to get it right, all at the expense of the other party. Ruckriegle doesn’t put up with that.

      I don’t think he feels a lot of need to account to the public, based on my experience. And he is very laissez faire in his job as Chief Judge supervising the other judges. I’ll be writing a lot more about judicial reform in Colorado, including the Clear the Bench Movement, from now on, and it least once a week. Stay tuned.

      I do agree with you that he is likely doing some bench warming for Hurlbert. Hurlbert submitted 1,200 signatures, most probably obtained from paid signature collectors. Experts, including his supporters, believe it’s unlikely he’ll get the requisite 1,000 of Republican registered voters, registered in SD 16. Check out the post a couple of articles up regarding the Tim Leonard fundraising. I didn’t put Hurlbert’s name in the headline because he’s not a candidate at this point, and likely won’t be.

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