The White House sided with Carolyn Maloney last year when the longtime congresswoman was fending off a primary challenge from Reshma Saujani, a young attorney running her first campaign.
But Saujani — who has since joined the Public Advocate’s office – received some personal praise from the president yesterday, according to a post on the White House’s official blog.
Obama called three “young leaders” to thank them for their efforts on a variety of youth issues.
“The President spoke with Reshma on her partnership with young business owners and advocates around our #1 priority – employment and entrepreneurship – in this case youth employment,” said the White House post.
Saujani helped organize an Urban Entrepreneurship Summit in Newark last month, which featured her boss, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, along with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Russell Simmons.
Saujani worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign, after first raising money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. She has ruled out challenging Maloney again, but is said to be interested in other opportunities, perhaps even succeeding her current boss, should he decide to run for higher office.
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