A Big Obama Endorsement In New Hampshire

The Obama campaign is bragging about a "major" addition to the "national" campaign tomorrow -- an endorsement, in other words, that merits more than a press release. Obama will be joined by the mystery addition in Concord, NH.

Who is it? The adjective "national" may throw some people off. But I'd bet that the endorsee is tied to New Hampshire, and the buzz around the state today is that it will be none other than Rep. Paul Hodes who represents New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district. Hodes upset GOP Rep. Charlie Bass in last year's election. Hodes's colleague, Rep. Carol Shea Porter, has yet to endorse.

Obama's campaign declined to comment; I couldn't get in touch with Hodes's operatives.