Obama Quietly Courts Edwards

Meets with Edwards, seeks endorsement
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 3:30 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., samples some mole sauce during a campaign stop at the El Rey grocery store in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. She met with...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Democratic contender Barack Obama secretly visited former campaign rival John Edwards yesterday, seeking his endorsement, according to the Chicago Tribune. The media usually travels everywhere with Obama, but he managed to shake his entourage in Chicago on a day when his campaign said all events were canceled because of bad weather in Wisconsin. Rival Hillary Clinton visited Edwards over a week ago.

"Senator Obama visited with John and Elizabeth Edwards at their home in Chapel Hill to discuss the state of the campaign and the pressing issues facing American families," Obama's campaign said in a statement later. Obama and Clinton, neck and neck in the race for the nomination, both need Edwards' endorsement—and his delegates.