Two prominent Democratic donors in Chicago with deep ties to Barack Obama will next week co-host an event for former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.

John Rogers and Mellody Hobson will co-host a briefing in downtown Chicago.

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Rogers is a philanthropist, investor and founder of Ariel Investments who was co-chair of the former president’s Illinois finance committee. Hobson, a prominent Chicago businesswoman, is a former chair of DreamWorks Animation and a major Democratic donor.

Rogers has appeared at public events with Bloomberg and has said he is supporting the former New York mayor.

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