Obama and Carrion

Here’s something that could make the competition for support among New York officials – most of whom are lining up for Hillary Clinton – a little more interesting:

During his high-profile visit to New York this week, Barack Obama took the opportunity to reach out quietly to at least one local official about his plans for 2008.

According to a source, Obama met privately with Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion for over an hour in the office of a midtown law firm on February 21st to discuss outreach to Latinos if he were to run for president.

Carrion spokesman Eldin Villafane confirmed to me that they met, saying, “They had a long and productive conversation. It was a good meeting.”

– Azi Paybarah