On Jan. 17, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

that the Obama family has narrowed down the potential family dog breeds to the Labradoodle and the Portuguese Water Dog.

It should be noted, however, that there is an already solid connection between the PWD lobby and the Obama campaign. As reported in August by the Santa Fe Reporter in its

, the Portuguese Water Dog Association of America and the Obama campaign are

by none other than the always impressively dressed DNC delegate from the New Mexico grassroots--Gaye Pollitt and her dog, Raven.

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SFR contacted Pollitt to find out whether she's been lobbying the new administration on the behalf of the PWD breed. Here's the audio: