Sweet blog extra: Obama snares Federico Pena endorsement. Former Clinton administration cabinet member.

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WASHINGTON–The campaign of White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will hold a conference call today to highlight Federico Pena’s endorsement and his being tapped as a national campaign co-chair. That keeps the niche-vote work the base theme today–pitching for female votes in San Franciso (conceed nothing to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and the upcoming appeal for Hispanic votes in Florida (conceed nothing to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson).

The backing of this Washington insider-he was the Clinton administration Transportation and Energy secretary–comes in advance of the Hispanic-oriented Univision presidential forum Obama and other Democratic contenders will attend on Sunday.

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