WASHINGTON — Local government officials gathered here Wednesday and Thursday to seek support from administration officials, lawmakers, and their staff for tax-exempt financing.

Members of the National League of Cities had meetings scheduled with the staff of the congressional super committee — which is charged with coming up with recommendations by Nov. 23 to reduce the deficit by $.1.5 trillion — as well as with White House officials, including Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama. They hoped to meet with the president.

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