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Penny Pritzker to host a bash for her brother

June 1st, 2017

No question Penny Pritzker is all in to support her brother, J.B. Pritzker in his run for governor.

She and her husband, ophthalmologist and Stanford University fellow Bryan Traubert, are hosting a reception next month “with J.B. Pritzker, candidate for governor of Illinois.”

The Pritzkers are both listed on Forbes’ list of billionaires. They haven’t always seen eye to eye on politics. She was a fundraiser for Barack Obama and he raised funds and supported Hillary Clinton. They came together after Clinton was defeated by Obama for the 2008 presidential primary. And the Pritzkers are coming together again in the upcoming gubernatorial race.

In a recent interview, Penny talked about her sting working for the Obama administration and supporting her brother “100 percent.” Read the details in my Taking Names column in the Sun-Times.

The invitation sent out by email and forwarded my way may be the first political gathering that doesn’t have a request for donations attached.

J.B. has said he’ll be banking his own campaign for governor so as not to hinder fundraising for other campaigns around the state.


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