LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actress Eva Longoria will serve as co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, it was announced Wednesday.

The campaign named 35 national co-chairs, including elected officials, campaign volunteers and a few celebrities.

The Los Angeles Times reports seven Californians were chosen for the posts, including LA’s top labor leader.

The campaign also named former White House staffer Kalpen Modi, better known as the actor Kal Penn, as co-chair, along with five campaign volunteers from key battleground states.

The list also includes Obama’s two former White House chiefs of staff: Bill Daley, who left the administration earlier this year, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The campaign says the co-chairs will advise the campaign on key issues and help mobilize voters.

Longoria has hosted fundraising events for Obama in Los Angeles, and last year participated in a Latino celebrity panel to advise the president on U.S. immigration policy.

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Comments (12)
  1. billy says:

    Really obama mayor tony.

    1. Whiskey Tango says:

      I would like to spray my man yogurt all over her face.

  2. No More Armos says:

    May as well as he sure isn’t doing anything for the citizens of Los Angeles

  3. Mel Gibson says:

    I’m sure he will try to get some of that

  4. Ossie says:

    So who’s Ron Paul going to pick–Marcia Cross?

    And Santorum-Felicity Huffman?

    That leaves Teri Hatcher for Romney.

    As if anyone gives a flying flea who chairs what-not going to change my vote!

  5. April says:

    Gotta have someone to make him look good.

  6. zendegimerchant says:

    on yes !!! Obama is working the hollywood circuit where the money is and they can get the word out lol while we are starving!! dont buy into it!!!

  7. Roland says:

    So what the hell is it with these HollyWood holier than thou clowns supporting Obama the Progressive Socialictic communist . They get appointed to hiis commitee, , And once again O-Bonzo makes a staterment he is the almighty because he has HollyWood ,in his grip , and Everyone knows everything that hollywood is connected too is REAL What a bunch of fools.

  8. Gil says:

    Got to hope and pray he gets reelected, so many out there did not get their fair share of the handouts first time around. I don’t understand when you become a movie star you become stupid. I think since they make 100 times a year more than the averge person, and being in the handout party (close to 50% in this country pay no taxes, what happens when it gets to 75%) it makes them feel better.