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Jun 3, 2010 12:56 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado GOP head: Obama administration tried bribe

The head of Colorado's Republican Party is accusing the Barack Obama administration of offering an illegal bribe to try to head off a primary challenge to incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

Dick Wadhams said Thursday that the administration broke the law when it tried to dissuade former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff from challenging Bennet.

Wadhams called it a "sordid affair" and said the Justice Department should investigate. Wadhams made his remarks on "The Cari and Rob Show" on KRAI radio in Craig.

Romanoff says the administration described three federal jobs that might be available to him if he were not challenging Bennet. He says he wasn't promised a job and didn't pursue the jobs.

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