With top cabinet posts and senior White House positions filled, the Obama administration's process of appointing influential New York bundlers to coveted sub-cabinet positions is well underway.
But this time around, it's not entirely clear who the well-connected bundlers need to be lobbying for jobs.
Whereas Terry McAuliffe famously served that role Read More
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended a dinner at the Grand Hyatt yesterday, predictably drawing a large protest and some presidential politicking.
Among the protesters was outspoken Jewish activist and former Pataki aide Jeff Wiesenfeld, who was saying that Obama finance director Penny Pritzker “owns this hotel,” and insisting that she donate Read More
The slow pace of bundler integration between the Obama and Clinton campaigns is picking up, however slightly.
On July 1, Obama’s national finance chair, Penny Pritzker, will be in New York for a series of meetings and fund-raising events with major Clinton bundlers, according to one Obama donor familiar with the plans. And Obama Read More
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both have strong Chicago support stemming from their deep roots in the city. So it only makes sense that some of Chicago's most powerful families are torn when it comes to choosing between a presidential candidate.
First, the warring and wealthy Pritzker family projected their fued onto presidential politics. Read More
The warring (and incredibly wealthy) Pritzker family seems to have carried its feud into presidential politics.
Penny Pritzker, Barack Obama’s national finance chair, is the niece of Jay Pritzker, whose death in 1999 sparked an ugly internecine inheritance battle over the Hyatt hotel chain and other enormous family assets.
A plan Read More
“At least $25 million.”
UPDATE: “We are thrilled with our historic fundraising success and congratulate Senator Obama and the entire Democratic field on their fundraising, which demonstrates the overwhelming desire for change in our country,” Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle said today.
– Jason Horowitz
Over 100,000 People Donate to Obama Campaign Read More