WASHINGTON (CNN) - Less than a day after Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN has confirmed that some of the staffers at Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters have been told that Friday is their last day of work.
The New York senator - who visited them at her Arlington, Virginia headquarters late Wednesday afternoon after learning of the news - invited them to gather at her home Friday, according to several of those present.
The meeting was described as emotional for some. "We are talking to people who have been at this 24-7,” one staffer told CNN. “We are not surprised - and we are stunned. What can I tell you?” The staffer said Clinton herself was "gracious," but offered no further description of her demeanor.
ABC, which first reported the development, also said those on staff have been informed they will continue to receive paychecks through June 15.