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Big donor holds job White House dangled

• Politico
A high-end donor to President Barack Obama holds one of the jobs White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina dangled in front of Andrew Romanoff to dissuade him from running the Democratic Colorado Senate primary.

Leocadia Zak, who along with husband Kenneth Hansen gave $10,200 to help elect Obama, was nominated for the post of director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on Nov. 16, 2009 — about two months after Romanoff told Messina he wasn’t interested in that Commerce Department job or two other positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Her job, a Level III post on the executive schedule, pays $165,300 in 2010.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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But I thought these were non-paying jobs they were being offered and therefor that made the offer not a bribe but legal?


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