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.