Johansson-Obama Link Is a Family Tie

Candidate's email buddy enjoys access to campaign operative: her brother
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2008 3:20 PM CDT
U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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(Newser) – Scarlett Johansson's well-publicized e-correspondence with Barack Obama—“how can he return these personal e-mails,” she exclaimed—isn't all that mysterious, the New York Post reports. The actress’ twin brother, Hunter, works for Obama. He was community liaison for the Manhattan borough president until last week, when he took a full-time job with the presumptive Democratic nominee.