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  Salazar gets White House OK for run [CO Gov]
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Last EditedCOSDem  Jan 06, 2010 04:13pm
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MediaNewspaper - Denver Post
News DateThursday, January 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe White House would not object if Interior Secretary Ken Salazar chose to resign his cabinet post and run for Colorado governor, sources tell The Denver Post.

The White House's stance on whether Salazar can leave the cabinet on good terms is a key variable in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, who announced this morning that he would not seek re-election.

According to sources with knowledge of the conversations, Salazar was encouraged by the White House to remain in the administration, citing an agenda on climate change and retooling energy policy. But administration officials said they would support him if he felt it was in the best interests of the party and the state to return to Colorado.
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