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Schakowsky "power lunch" fund-raiser features Helen Thomas

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) hosts her annual major fund-raiser on Friday in Chicago. Dubbed a women’s “power lunch,” it usually draws a who’s who of Democratic pols –and candidates who want to tap into her fund-raising network. This year, columnist Helen Thomas is the headliner.

Expected in the audience: Senator Dick Durbin, Congresswoman Melissa Bean, Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, the Honorable Alexi Giannoulias, and candidates for Congress, Scott Harper and Dan Seals and candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon.

SCHAKOWSKY’S WOMEN’S POWER LUNCH FEATURES HELEN THOMAS

9th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch celebrates a historic year of change, accomplishment, and the future of continued leadership

CHICAGO, IL (May 6, 2010) – Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) will host her 9th Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch on May 7, 2010 with special guest Helen Thomas, dean of the White House press corps. This year’s Power Lunch promises a look back on a historic year in Washington, and over the 50 years that Ms. Thomas has covered the Presidency.

The lunch will also celebrate future leadership with a roster of Illinois’ elected officials and candidates including Senator Dick Durbin, Congresswoman Melissa Bean, Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, the Honorable Alexi Giannoulias, and candidates for Congress, Scott Harper and Dan Seals and candidate for lieutenant governor, Sheila Simon.

After the lunch, Helen Thomas will sign copies of her latest book, Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Grand Ballroom, East Tower, Gold Level

151 EastWacker Drive; Chicago, IL