Penn's Pals Find New Homes

As President-elect Barack Obama announces his cabinet nominees and prepares to take office, his former rival and Secretary of State candidate, Hillary Clinton, remains deep in debt. Her presidential campaign owes $5.3 million to the Penn, Schoen and Berland (PSB) polling firm, which is owned by former Clinton campaign strategist and Burson-Marsteller CEO Mark Penn. After Clinton wrote off her own $13.1 million loan to her campaign, the campaign owes a total of $6.3 million. Meanwhile, Doug Schoen has announced that he's leaving PSB. Schoen will join the Edelman firm's lobbying practice in Washington DC, where he and "Democratic heavyweight" Bob Shrum will be senior counselors.