Who wins? INSIDER OR BILLIONAIRE?
WASHINGTON — The nomination of billionaire Penny Pritzker to be Secretary of Commerce will import a Chicago rivalry into the Obama Administration.
Pritzker and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett share roots in their native city’s insular business community and will have overlapping portfolios of outreach to corporate America. But there is no love lost between the two women, people who know both say: Indeed, Jarrett tried to torpedo the appointment, someone she made the case to told BuzzFeed. And their tense relationship could help define the Administration’s attempts to mend ties with the business world that frayed badly during the first term.