From NBC's Mark Murray
First Read has confirmed the news, first reported by the Associated Press, that Obama has tapped three Democrats to head his vice presidential search committee: JFK daughter Caroline Kennedy, Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson, and Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton. *** CORRECTION *** Johnson is the former CEO of Fannie Mae.
"Sen. Obama is pleased to have three talented and dedicated individuals managing this rigorous process," Obama spokesman Bill Burton says. "He will work closely with them in the coming weeks but ultimately this will be his decision and his alone."
*** UPDATE *** Per NBC/NJ's Athena Jones, Obama senior adviser Linda Douglass told reporters on the press bus that Kennedy had already been been very much involved in the campaign and that Holder "brings a lot of good judgment to the table."