Sunday, July 18, 2010

Michael Bennet Admits Complicity in Romanoff Buyoff

Norton Campaign: “Michael Bennet has finally distinguished himself... by bringing corrupt, Chicago-style politics to Colorado.”

Denver, CO – In response to repeated demands by conservative U.S. Senate opponent Jane Norton, Michael Bennet has finally admitted his complicity in the White House’s attempt to bribe Democrat challenger Andrew Romanoff out of the Colorado Senate race with the offer of a White House job.

“Bennet told The Hill he knew beforehand that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina had reached out to Romanoff in hopes of avoiding a primary challenge to the incumbent Bennet. ‘Yeah, I was aware,’ Bennet said.”

Norton spokesperson Cinamon Watson has released the following statement in response:

“It’s no surprise to learn that Bennet was complicit in the great Romanoff buyoff.

Michael Bennet has finally distinguished himself as a Senator by bringing corrupt, Chicago-style politics to Colorado. It’s time for Bennet and the White House to release all emails, correspondence, and documents relating to this buyoff. It’s time for them to take account for their actions.

“This is exactly why Jane Norton is running for the U.S. Senate: to put a stop Washington’s Good Ol’ Boys club and to corrupt, Chicago-style politics like this.”

Jane Norton for Colorado campaign co-chairs are former Governor Bill Owens, former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, former U.S. Senator Hank Brown, and former Congressman Bob Beauprez. Norton has also garnered endorsements from a long list of Colorado conservatives including Attorney General John Suthers, Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland, former State Treasurer Mark Hillman, and thousands of Colorado grassroots activists.