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Colorado job seekers told to go through Democrats

DENVER, Colorado” Want a job with the Obama administration? If you’re from Colorado, it may help if you’re tight with the state’s congressional Democrats.

Democratic members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are telling Coloradans that if they want jobs in the Obama administration, they should apply through them.

A press release Thursday from Rep. Diana DeGette, the state’s senior House Democrat, directs Coloradans interested in jobs in the Obama administration to send their application materials to the state’s Democratic lawmakers.

Resumes for positions that require Senate confirmation should go to the state’s two Democratic senators; applications for positions not requiring confirmation should be sent to members of Congress, Degette’s statement said.

“For all Coloradoans interested in applying for positions in the Obama administration, please direct application materials to the members of the Democratic congressional delegation,” it said.

Kristofer Eisenla, DeGette’s deputy chief of staff, said the delegation’s Democrats will meet next week to begin personally going through applications.

Democrats lawmakers want to be “helpful to the Obama administration” and to “maximize the number of Coloradans” who get jobs with the administration, Eisenla said.

Eisenla said lawmakers will be “processing” the job applications ” but he wasn’t clear on whether they will vet those applications, discarding some and sending along others.

“I don’t think that’s clear,” Eisenla said.

He said Colorado’s Democratic lawmakers had discussed the issue in several recent delegation meetings and decided to handle the matter this way.

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