By Brendan Sasso - 06/24/13 10:05 PM EDT
McSweeny also worked on the presidential campaigns of Wes Clark in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000. She graduated from Harvard University and Georgetown University Law School.
The White House first announced Obama's intent to nominate McSweeny on Friday.
Senate Republicans may not be in a hurry to confirm McSweeney because she would give Democrats a 3-2 majority on the commission.