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Why is the GOP dragging him into this? NRSC asks Kendrick Meek for stance on Obama’s job offer scandal

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I don’t understand why Kendrick Meek is being dragged into this?

rom the Republican National Senatorial Committee: As the Obama White House continues to withhold the details of their attempt to push U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) from the Pennsylvania Democrat Senate primary, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) called on U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL) to tell voters exactly where he stands on the Obama Administration’s politicization of taxpayer-funded jobs and their refusal to tell Americans the whole truth about the Sestak scandal.

As the Daily Caller’s Jon Ward reported this week:

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs indicated Tuesday that Rep. Joe Sestak was not offered a spot on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board but refused to say what was dangled in front of the Democrat in an attempt to remove him from a Senate primary…

Gibbs refused to clarify what Sestak, who won the May 18 primary and is now the Democratic nominee for Senate, was offered.  Sestak indicated Friday he was offered a spot on the PIAB by former President Bill Clinton, who was acting on behalf of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel… However, Sestak would have been ineligible for such a post.

Yesterday voters learned about a similar scenario in Colorado, where Democrat Senate hopeful and former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D-CO) finally came clean and disclosed the details surrounding the job offers that he received from Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina in exchange for forgoing a brutal Democrat Senate primary against incumbent U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO).

“Will Kendrick Meek stand up to the Obama Administration and call on White House officials to provide details about this potentially illegal job offer scandal, or will he sit by silently and condone Washington politics-as-usual?” asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Marchand. “Kendrick Meek likes to talk about accountability for the cameras, but will he actually step up and denounce the Obama Administration’s decision to play politics with taxpayer-funded jobs?”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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