White House says it contacted candidate about jobs

FILE - In this May 22, 2010, file photo Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff addresses the Democratic Party assembly in Broomfield, Colo. White House administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for Romanoff in 2009 in hopes he would forego a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

June 3, 2010 5:55:52 AM PDT
The White House acknowledged Thursday that one of President Barack Obama's top advisers had approached a Colorado Democrat about possible administration jobs in hopes of discouraging him from running against a candidate the president had endorsed in a Senate race.