HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Before unleashing a new attack on comparing Barack Obama’s “rhetoric with results” at a midday rally here, Hillary Clinton invited the state house’s Democratic caucus to a private members-only meeting.
Nearly 50 House Democrats were expected to attend, including Clinton backers, undecideds and even some who are leaning towards Obama. Clinton appears to have an edge in among supporters in the chamber, although many members -- who are all up for reelection this fall in a swing state -- remain uncommitted.
“I wouldn’t say she has a problem with African-Americans, but she’ll have to elaborate more on those issues,” said Jewell Williams, a black legislator from Philadelphia who describes himself as a somewhat conflicted Obama supporter but was preparing to attend the meeting with Clinton. “Philadelphia is going to be about race. It’s a race campaign.”