Dick Durbin: May 2008 Archives

WASHINGTON -- There's no short list. At this very early stage, only a very long list of potential running mates for Sen. Barack Obama, the likely Democratic nominee.

The closely held project for picking a vice president for Obama will be a separate "silo," an organization outside the Obama campaign headquarters on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

As I reported in the May 8 Sun-Times, the Obama team has been exploring for weeks the process to be used for selecting a running mate. Meanwhile, the Sun-Times has learned that Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett is already teed up to be highly involved in transition planning -- to be ready if Obama is sworn in as president next January.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--Some 2,800 of the party faithful are at the convention center here for the Jefferson Jackson dinner, headlined by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who are doing their second JJ dinner of the weekend. On Friday, they were in Raleigh for the North Carolina JJ event.

This is the Speedway City. Clinton is just stating to speak. “With the Indy 500 right around the corner, let me ask: Indiana Democrats, are you ready to start your engines?”

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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