Danny Kanner, the affable and hyper-responsive press secretary to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is moving on to join President Obama’s re-election effort, news first broken by a Maggie Haberman scoop at Politico.

Kanner confirmed the news to me via email.

“It’s been fun,” he wrote.

Haberman reports that Kanner will be heading to Chicago to work as deputy director of rapid response.

Kanner is well-known in New York political and journalistic circles and has worked several Senate campaigns as well as for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Schneiderman, of course, initially went against the Obama administration’s plan to settle with major mortgage-lending banks. Later, Obama appointed the attorney general to lead a nationwide mortgage-settlement task force.