President Barack Obama says “nothing improper” occurred in the case of a House Democratic lawmaker who has alleged someone in the White House offered him a job to drop his primary challenge to Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter .
President Bill Clinton acted as an intermediary for the White House in talks with Representative Joe Sestak about giving up his plan to run in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary, according to a memorandum from the White House counsel’s office.
Democratic U.S. Representative Joe Sestak has pulled within two percentage points of former Republican Representative Pat Toomey in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania, after trailing by seven points a month ago, a poll released today shows.
President Barack Obama said his administration soon will give an official response to allegations that Representative Joe Sestak was offered a job to end his bid for Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate nomination.
Senator Arlen Specter said his opponent in this week’s Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, Representative Joe Sestak , wouldn’t have what it takes to defeat the Republican nominee in the general election.
When Vice President Joe Biden called Senator Arlen Specter this week to tell him of Elena Kagan ’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Democrat used the moment to request another favor from the White House.