A knowledgeable source tells me Hillary Clinton met yesterday with the only Democratic Congress member from New York who hasn’t endorsed her yet: Yvette Clarke.
The two had a “heart to heart,” according to my source. The meeting comes shortly after Clinton’s closet Democratic challenger, Barack Obama, picked up the endorsement of state Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem, and as other local elected officials are thinking of endorsing him also.
Clarke’s reason for holding out on Clinton, as far as anyone knows, are more parochial than ideological. In an interview a few weeks ago with NBC, Clarke confirmed that part of the reason she didn’t want to endorse Clinton was because Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson worked against Clarke in her four-way Democratic primary for Congress.
I’m waiting for calls back from the offices of Clarke and Clinton.