The Obama administration announced the complete list of advisers on Wednesday (22Feb12) and Desperate Housewives star Longoria and funnyman Penn were among the consultants and politicians.
A statement from Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, reads, "The presidentâ€™s national co-chairs will be tremendous assets on the ground as we build the biggest grassroots campaign in history. They each share the presidentâ€™s vision for a future where every American can have a fair shot at success, where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded."
Taking to his Twitter.com account to share his excitement with fans, Penn writes, "Honored to serve as a National Campaign Co-Chair for @BarackObama. This President knows weâ€™re #GreaterTogether"
The news comes as no surprise to many - Longoria has been a longtime Obama supporter and Penn previously quit showbusiness to serve as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in 2009.