Rothman, the Obama bodyman

Barack Obama made an appearance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, and was escorted by Rep. Steve Rothman – a very public demonstration of Rothman’s clout with the leading presidential candidate. Rothman, a Bergen County Democrat, won a power struggle for control of Obama’s New Jersey campaign earlier this year, and played a key role in holding the endorsement of the Bergen County Democratic Organization for Frank Lautenberg last month.

Rothman, the Obama bodyman