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Obama advisor donates $50k to Super PAC

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Politico introduces us to John W. Rogers, the latest billionaire to join the Pro-Obama Super PAC team donating $50,000 to Priorities USA Action.

Rogers was appointed as chair of the new President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability in October 2010 and served on Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2009.

Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times provides further background on Rogers:

Rogers is a key figure in the Obama saga. When the basketball playing Chicago native was at Princeton, he helped recruit Craig Robinson--Michelle Obama's brother--to the school. Robinson wrote in his memoir, "A Game of Character," that Rogers, as captain of Princeton's basketball team has "irrepressible energy level and enthusiasm."

Mrs. Obama followed her brother to Princeton. Rogers is also a long-time friend of Valerie Jarrett, the senior White House advisor--they grew up down the street from each other in Chicago. Rogers married and divorced Desiree Rogers, the former White House Social Secretary.

Rogers also serves as a board member of the Aon Corporation, Exelon Corporation and McDonald's Corporation.

 

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