Obama Names Caroline, 2 Others for VP Search

JFK daughter will have a role in picking his running mate
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 3:28 PM CDT
In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1990 file photo, James A. Johnson.   (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama today named Caroline Kennedy and two Washington insiders to lead the search for his running mate, the AP reports. The others are former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson and Eric Holder, who was Bill Clinton’s No. 2 at the Justice Department. Kennedy and her uncle Ted endorsed Obama at a critical juncture in late January. The news comes as Hillary backers step up the push to put her on the ticket.

"I'm very confident of how we're going to be able to bring the party together," Obama said after a phone call with Clinton.