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Senior White House Officials Hit Lunches to Lobby for Kagan

The White House dispatched two senior officials to Senate Democrats’ lunches Tuesday as part of its increasingly aggressive campaign to confirm Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan this summer.

White House Counsel Bob Bauer, who is President Barack Obama’s point person in the Supreme Court nomination process, and Phil Schiliro, assistant to the president for legislative affairs, slipped into Democrats’ weekly luncheon. Their visit comes a day after Obama announced Kagan as his nominee for the high court. The White House has also begun its onslaught of phone calls and Hill meetings to win Senators’ support for her confirmation.

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