Obama Campaign Co-Chairs: Eva Longoria, Kal Penn

Hollywood VIPs will play role in Election 2012
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2012 11:10 AM CST
In this Oct. 11, 2011 photo, actor Kal Penn poses for a photo in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – The Obama campaign has released a list of campaign co-chairs, and it includes some big names … from Hollywood. Harold and Kumar actor Kal Penn, who has already spent some time working at the White House, and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria are both named, Politico reports. "The president’s national co-chairs will be tremendous assets on the ground as we build the biggest grassroots campaign in history," campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement. "They each share the president’s vision for a future where every American can have a fair shot at success, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded." (Read more Obama 2012 stories.)

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