Romanoff Says Job Prospects Didn't Influence Him
June 3, 2010 - 1:02 PMAndrew Romanoff insists that the prospect of a White House job played no role in his decision to challenge an incumbent Democratic senator.
Romanoff told reporters Thursday that the fact that a White House staffer told him about three possible jobs a few weeks before he mounted his Senate campaign didn't sway him.
But Romanoff didn't answer questions about whether he thinks the White House intended to keep him out of the race by offering him work.
He kept mum about the 2009 job discussions until Wednesday, when White House officials confirmed they'd talked to Romanoff about jobs before he made official his challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet. Romanoff said he kept quiet because he didn't want to "politicize" the conversations.
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