A precursor to Penny Pritzker pairing up with the president?

By Muckety

March 14, 2013 at 3:12pm

Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago school board, which many interpret as a sign that she may join the Obama administration.

Pritzker was a bundler for President Obama’s re-election in 2012, and was national finance chair in 2008.

Indeed, as the New York Times observed last year: “Without Penny Pritzker, it is unlikely that Barack Obama ever would have been elected to the United States Senate or the presidency.”

Her name frequently has been mentioned in recent weeks as a possible nominee for Commerce secretary.

Another signal that she may be in the running came earlier this week, when the family business, Hyatt Corp., settled a labor dispute. Union opposition would have been an embarrassment for Obama, who relied heavily on support from organized labor in both presidential campaigns.

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