Politico — Obama: A Vote Against Trade Is A Vote Against Me

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, James Clyburn
The Associated Press

Politico reports that President Obama made a personal pitch when he met with Democratic House members today. 

By making a rare, last-ditch visit to Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama’s message to House Democrats was clear and simple: The trade deal they’re in danger of voting down is about him.

The unscheduled lobbying trip to the Hill on Friday morning was Obama’s first in nearly two years and it put his reputation on the line in an unusually personal way. He met privately with the entire House Democratic caucus, and made what one lawmaker described as a “powerful presentation.”

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