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Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul (L), Rick Santorum (2nd L), Mitt Romney (2nd R) and Newt Gingrich debate on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul (L), Rick Santorum (2nd L), Mitt Romney (2nd R) and Newt Gingrich debate on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)  

Marital, personal ties link Obama administration to Commission on Presidential Debates

Now the Dean of Harvard Law School, Martha Minow was recently on Obama’s short list for a Supreme Court nomination. Justice Elena Kagen, also a Harvard Law Review alumnus, was Martha Minow’s predecessor as dean of the school.

Obama nominated Minow’s other daughter, Mary, in 2010 to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Neither Mary nor Martha Minow responded to The Daily Caller’s request for comment about their family’s longstanding relationship with Obama.

“Dean Minow forwarded me your inquiry to her,” said Robb London, assistant dean and chief of communications at Harvard Law School. “She will not be commenting.”

“I imagine that the Commission, a bi-partisan organization, can field requests for information about its members and processes,” London added.

A spokesman for the Commission, however, declined The Daily Caller’s request for comment.

The Romney campaign also sidestepped The Daily Caller’s question about whether it would protest the Commission’s choice of moderators or its deep ties to the Obama administration.

“The Commission on Presidential Debates selects the moderators, not the campaigns,” said Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams.

The Obama campaign did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment by the time of publication.

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