(CNN) – The Republican National Committee urged the Justice Department Wednesday to investigate efforts last year by the White House to convince Rep. Joe Sestak to abandon his Senate campaign, an attempt by the GOP to breathe new life into an embarrassing episode for the Obama administration.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele made the request in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, a week after former President Clinton denied that he tried to convince Sestak to leave the Democratic primary at the behest of the White House.
Clinton's account appears to contradict a White House internal investigation that was outlined in a publicly released May memorandum.
Sestak rebuffed White House attempts to force him from the race and went on to defeat Sen. Arlen Specter in the primary.
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