Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, a rising Democratic star in the House of Representatives, has been a stalwart supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton throughout the presidential primary campaign.
But that role has gotten increasingly tough to play as Barack Obama has built leads in pledged delegates, states won, and fund-raising.
Moreover, Obama has been making up ground in the all-important category of uncommitted "super-delegates", the Democratic political figures who either candidate will ultimately need to get across the nomination finish line. Wasserman Schultz is one of them, and is trying to persuade Congressional colleagues who haven't stated a position to stay off the Obama bandwagon.
I talked to her in her Capitol office today, just before she departed with her three gorgeous young children for a Democratic political retreat on the Maryland Eastern Shore.