Barack Obama to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus this Thursday

Mike Soraghan from The reports that Senator Barack Obama will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus this week in order to shore up support for the upcoming general election. Here are some of the highlights from the report about the presumptive nominees meeting with the CBC.

  • Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will meet with a key group of black lawmakers Thursday to heal the wounds inflicted by his divisive primary fight against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) for the party’s presidential nomination. Despite Obama’s strong support among black voters, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was split, with some female members actively pushing for Obama to choose Clinton as his running mate.

  • Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) stepped up onstage with Clinton on the same June night that Obama claimed the nomination. Clinton refused to step down until June 7, four days after the last primary states. Jones has advocated for Clinton to get the No. 2 slot on the ticket.
  • Obama is to attend a “special Congressional Black Caucus meeting” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The location has not yet been determined.

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