Ben Smith at Politico:
In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee -- and a departure from tradition -- large parts of the committee's operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign.
The DNC's political department, housed in Washington, D.C., will be dramatically rebuilt, with staffers offered a choice of moving to Chicago, joining state operations, or staying in Washington, DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney said.
But the power will clearly be shifting to a centralized Chicago hub.
Chicago is the poster city of political sleaze and corruption. Ed Morrissey:
Where should the DNC go now that they have a nominee? Apparently they have decided that Chicago feels more like home, as the Democrats hope to consolidate efforts between the DNC and the Barack Obama campaign. Does it bother them that the Beltway looks clean in comparison?
Barack Obama's Chicago Roots: