This seems like…kind of a big deal:

Hillary Clinton has summoned top donors and backers to attend her New York speech tomorrow night in an unusual move that is being widely interpreted to mean she plans to suspend her campaign and endorse Barack Obama.

But for many of us, this could be just as significant:

Obama and Clinton spoke Sunday night and agreed that their staffs should begin negotiations over post-primary activities, according to reliable sources. In addition to seeking Obama’s help in raising money to pay off some $20 million-plus in debts, Clinton is known to want Obama to assist black officials who endorsed her and who are now taking constituent heat, including, in some cases, primary challenges from pro-Obama politicians.

I’m not sure who’s particularly in danger of losing their seat, but I know a lot of folks here wouldn’t mind some turnover in the CBC. That said, I’d want someone to get voted out because they were doing a bad job rather than simply because they didn’t support Obama. I think that’s a bad look. At the same time I think the idea that black incumbents are in danger solely because of support for Obama is probably overblown.

But I have to ask, if they knew they were going to do this, why all that mess in DC this weekend?

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