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Report: Obama Consolidating Dem Party Structure

The Politico reports on a "major shakeup" in the Democratic Party in which presumptive nominee is seizing control of the DNC and moving some of its operations to his home base of Chicago.

DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney tells Politico that the committee's political department will be "dramatically rebuilt" and staffers offered the choice of moving to Chicago or joining state organizations. "The DNC's key role in coordinating political operations with state parties is expected to largely be taken over and overseen by Obama's senior staff in Chicago," Ben Smith reports. Read the entire report here.

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