Obama’s rocky road courting House Latinas.

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama and his top staffers David Axelrod and David Plouffe are in Washington this week working–among other items–to shore up congressional support and fund-raise for Obama. CQ’s Jonathan Allen has a story about how LINK Obama “got the cold shoulder from Latina lawmakers Tuesday as he began a three-day campaign to shore up Capitol Hill support after an arduous primary season.”

Allen said Obama “huddled with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) at the offices of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). But only one of the six Hispanic congresswomen who are Democrats, longtime Obama backer Rep. Linda T. Snchez of California, attended the meeting, in which members gathered in a semicircle around Obama……The Latinas reluctance to get behind Obama reflects the challenges he faces in uniting Democrats. They were important surrogates for Clinton both in and beyond their congressional districts, and they could provide vital help to Obama, too…..Obama also is scheduled to meet later this week with fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), many of whom endorsed Clinton.”

Plouffe headlines a fund-raiser for Obama at Union Station on Thursday.

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