Democratic Senate candidate Elaine Marshall didn't receive any job overtures from the White House, according to her campaign consultant.
In recent days, the White House has acknowledged discussing possible jobs with Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak in order to encourage him not to run against Sen. Arlen Specter and with Andrew Romanoff, a former Colorado speaker, who is challenging Sen. Michael Bennet.
The White House said that Romanoff approached the White House about a job, Rob Christensen reports. The White House was backing Specter, who lost. It is supporting Bennet in the August primary.
In North Carolina, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the White House gave the nod to former state Sen. Cal Cunningham in the Democratic primary, seeing him as the strongest potential challenger to Republican Sen. Richard Burr.
But Thomas Mills, a Marshall strategist, said Marshall did not receive any overtures to avoid the primary.
"Obviously, the White House knew in advance that Elaine Marshall's integrity was beyond reproach," Mills said. "Anybody who has followed her career knows she could not be bought."
Last fall, there was gossip that the White House might try to find a job for Marshall. One such scenario had her being offered the post of U.S. ambassador to Moldovia, an Eastern European country which as secretary of state, she has developed a close relationship with.
But when asked about such rumors last fall, Marshall said no job offers would dissuade her from running for the Senate.