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.