Officials Say Clinton Will Concede Delegate Race To Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.

The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over.

Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.


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  • by Thank you Hillary/Obama08 Location: Rockford on Jun 3, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    Sen. Clinton ran a campaign that made history. I am not a supporter of Sen. Clinton, yet I cannot help but think that she has brought a new spirit to the 2008 election. She will not be President, but she will not fade away. I thought, just one month ago, that she should dropout. Now I am satisfied she has gone the distance, not limping, but bringing her energy to the race. You may not like her, and many do not, but she must be respected. I do not want her to be vice-president, but not because she is not qualified. If she ditched the dead weight named Bill,perfect.....but he will try to run another administration, and there will be another sex scandal with Bill and an intern. Hillary deserves better. In closing, thank you to all the Clinton supporters. Please put your anger aside, and join her as she works to put Sen. Obama over the top in November. Thank you Sen. Clinton, from someone who disagrees with you on most everything, for running and staying. Now we elect Obama08.
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