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Pritzker, Rogers and Daley to be inauguation co-chairs. UPDATE Looking for GOP co-chairs

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WASHINGTON--Chicagoans Penny Pritzker, John Rogers and William Daley will be among the Obama inauguration co-chairs, with the Presidential Inauguration Committee headquarters up and running in southwest Washington. Fund-raising calls have already started for the Jan. 20 event expected to draw millions to the city. I reported last week that Daley would be a co-chair. The official roll out will start on Tuesday.

The PIC staff is settling in offices at 3rd and C Southwest. Campaign director of advance Emmett Beliveau will run the operation; press spokesmen include Josh Earnest and Linda Douglass. Beliveau directed advance during the campaign; Earnest and Douglass were spokesmen.

The Obama inauguration planners are looking for some splashy events that will be accessible to a lot of people, a sort of Invesco Field or Grant Park-on-the-mall.

For more info, check out Mary Ann Akers report at the Washington Post.

Pritzker was the Obama presidential campaign finance chair; Daley is the former Commerce Secretary; they are both on the Obama transition team; Rogers is a big Obama fund-raiser and is the former husband of Desiree Rogers, tapped by the Obamas on Monday to be the White House social secretary.

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I CAN'T WAIT FOR PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA INAUGURATION I KNOW IT WILL BE AMAZING THEY DO THING WHICH ARE FULL OF STYLE AND GRACE. MICHELLE WIIL HAVE A HAND IN IT . I JUST DONATED SOME FUNDS AND I KNOW THOUSANDS THAT WILL THEY WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONIE WITHOUT A DOUBT.

I heard that there is a plan for him to walk across the Reflecting Pool.

Fund-raising calls have already started for the Jan. 20 event expected to draw millions to the city

How about a follow up to your earlier post on inauguration fund raising? How transparent is it? Who is donating how much? Ect...

Obama will most likely stay there starring at his reflection in the pool.

JOHN AND MARY YOU GUYS TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AND
RELAX!
YOU CAN'T SAY HE ISN'T MOVING THE COUNTRY FORWARD
THOUGH!
YOU CAN BE AS SARCASTIC AS YOU WANT TO BE, THE
MAN HAS SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH PROFESSIONAL
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE HELPING HIM, YOU WON'T BE
MAKING THESE WISECRACKS WHEN THE ECONOMY IS BACK
ON TRACK, OR MAYBE YOU WILL, STOP WATCHING FOX
NEWS, TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AND KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE
PRIZE!
5 MILLION EXPECTED AT THE INAGURATION AND THEY
AREN'T AS SARCASTIC AS JOHN AND MARY!

Jimmy G. Productions
I am looking for a contact(e-mail) phone number to work with your committee to provide live entertainment at one of your many inauguration Balls. We have provided live music at the last Inauguration Balls (Liberty & Patriot) which included Nightbreeze and Blue Lunch and would like to represent the great state of Ohio, home of the most presidents, entertainers( be it acting or music),lest not forget all of the astronauts, scientists and so many of the most prominent people that shaped our great land.Please provide a phone number or E-mail

Regards,
Johnnie D. Poulton Exe. Vice President
Jimmy G. Productions
13435 LaGrange RD.RT301
LaGrange,Oh 44050-4700 Phone #4404584393
#4404588172

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