August 24th, 2008
03:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Sources: Clinton to release delegates Wednesday

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Hillary Clinton will meet with her primary delegates Wednesday – and will likely release them to Barack Obama at the event, CNN confirms.

Two Democratic sources say the Clinton reception will take place at 1:15 p.m. MT, before that evening’s roll call vote.

"It’s an opportunity for Senator Clinton to see her delegates - many for the first time since the primaries ended, thank them for their hard work and support, and most importantly to encourage them to support and work for Senator Obama as strongly as she has in order to elect him in November," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines.

The timing of Clinton’s official call had been one of the final unresolved questions surrounding the Democratic convention, following the announcement earlier this month that the New York senator’s name would be placed in nomination, and the Sunday morning decision of the Credentials Committee to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations at full voting strength.

Clinton had long pressed for both states to have their full voting privileges restored; a few weeks ago, at a fundraiser, she seemed to suggest that placing her name in nomination at the convention in Denver might provide a “catharsis” for some of her supporters.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • DNC • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (140 Responses)
  1. Devin

    Note to interesting. No one cares what you think. You blasted puma's are being ignored and no one cares about you. You know why HRC wasn't chosen, b/c she is a bossy, ego maniacal person who frankly doesn't care about anyone's opinions but her own. Frankly, there are plenty of other women out there who are would be better suited for the VP slot than her. I am glad he didn't choose her. The republicans would have had a field day with her vp nod. Hes not a muslim, racist or a radical. Those are just the voices in your head. Go back to the insane asylum where you belong.

    August 24, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. Down with the DNC

    Suffering From Clinton ..... Fatigue ...:

    You are pathetic. You are one of the haters out there that pi$$ed so many of your hateful comments.

    Now you trust her? Now she's not so bad? She was always who she is: working for the people. She has told us to back Obama but neither he, you, or the DNC deserve our support.

    There is a price to be paid for how things wen't this year. The DNC will know now to mess with our process in the future. They, and you, are getting nervous. We warned you. Now suffer the consequences.

    Corruption or Substance (even if I dont agree with all the issues). I'd vote out corruption any day.

    By the way, wasn't it Michelle Obama that said she would "have to think" about voting for Hillary if she won? Where the HELL are the issues there? You are all just like her.

    August 24, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. jack

    This crazy redneck from Arkansas still thinks she can pull a fast one and get more than 160 delegates to flip and voter for her. Why eles would she want have everyone of her delegates vote for her on the first ballot, its that August suprise.

    But guess what, she will only look more like the looser she is when she gets defeated on this ballot.

    Barrack/Joe 08

    August 24, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. RJ, CA

    The REAL scum during these primaries were the superdelegates. Their job is NOT to endorse ANY candidate UNTIL all the regular delegates have been counted at the convention - and ONLY THEN are supers supposed to pipe in.

    Instead, these spineless wonders caved in to the corrup DNC leadership and swung this thing Obama's way (trying to sway public opinion in favor of Obama) before the whole thing was even over.

    And then they had the audacity to call on Hillary Clinton to "concede" before all the primaries were concluded - which meant that just like Michigan and Florida - MORE voters would have lost their chance to vote.

    August 24, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. Wendy Canada

    The PUMA'S are going to ruin Hillary's chances of ever being elected. They are making her look bad & will turn others against her. It's a shame that those people will hurt her so badly with their actions & attitudes. Too bad they will vote against everything she stands for by helping McCain.

    August 24, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  6. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    Correction: A vote for McCain is a vote AGAINST every thing Senator Clinton believes in and has worked for ...

    August 24, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  7. Tex Ann

    To the person who said Hillary's supporters were "out of control"....hello???? Have you checked out the Obama people lately? I have never seen such a bunch of mean, vicious, nasty people in my life (with the exception of Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrinch, Tom DeLay, & Karl Rove) . The vicious Obama supporters are what turned me against him. I am concerned about some of the kinds of people he seems to attract.... well, that, and I think he's a manipulative liar who uses people.
    Obama reminds me an awful lot of George W. Bush.

    August 24, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  8. Karen - Missouri

    This is the right thing for Hillary to do...for the DNC, Obama/Biden, and the country. If she would not release...her hopes of any future in politics would be totally gone. She's made a name for herself that's not tied to Bill and has the possibility of a really good future as opposed to a sleezy future.

    The Clintons have the opportunity to turn a new page for themselves and create a better legacy than the bad one left from the primaries.

    While I've never been a Hillary supporter, she didn't deserve to be USED by McCain. I swear, McCain and his people act and think like little kids. We need dignity in the White House...not a madman.

    August 24, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  9. McCain's Military Records Haven't Been Thoroughly Vetted

    I don't believe the bloggers on here are all Hillary supporters.

    August 24, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  10. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    It's good that she is releasing her delegates.

    BUT WE ARE SICK of hearing about Hillary and Bill everyday!

    Enough is enough!

    O and Joe '08

    August 24, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  11. OBAMA

    If McCain wins it is because of Hillary supporters who are to stubborn to change that we will still be at war in Iraq, gas prices fluxuating, and have a Republican ran WHite House. Unite for a Dem. President dont throw away your vote to someone who disagrees with you on many issues.

    August 24, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  12. pattipoop

    This is a sad day that these Hillary supporters would rather vote for McCain out of ignorance, bigotry and hatefulness. Then a year from now when they have no job, home or health insurance they'll wonder why. If they are already in this position, they need serious mental help if they would rather suffer then vote for change.

    August 24, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  13. Jamie Curtis

    I left the Democrats when super delegates threw away my vote along with that of more than half the party.

    I can't vote for McCain. He's sacrificed his honor on the altar of party loyalty.

    I can't vote for Obama who's woefully under-qualified. His VP choice is salt on still-opened wounds.

    Hillary has to be a good sport. I do not.

    August 24, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  14. cph9680

    Careful ladies, the 19th Amendment giveth and the 19th Amendment can be repealed.

    August 24, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  15. I used to be a Democrat

    Hillary should not release her delegates. She might actually win the nomintation now!

    August 24, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  16. Robert

    all of you ignorant uneducated people and let's not forget the disinfranchised feminist's need to get over it..... I'm a lifetime republican voting democrat this election... I support Obama but, had he lost Clinton would have gotten my vote instead of McCain.....

    Trust me....Obama loses this election because of you people...Hillary will lose in 2012.....

    Trust me it will happen

    August 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  17. Suzanne, CA

    I was, and still am a strong Hillary supporter. I am so tired and sickened by the cruel remarks made against her by the Hillary haters/Obama supporters. There are still many Hillary supporters who are not "whining" over her defeat in the primary. There are still many Hillary supporters who are not affiliated with PUMA either. There are many of us who were deeply moved and proud to have witnessed her courageous and inspirational run for the presidency. Her loss, and treatment by many in the media, and by her own Democratic party was heartbreaking and disheartening to say the least. Although I do not believe that Hillary and her supporters should highjack or try to monopolize the Democratic convention, I do believe she is "owed" something, "RESPECT".

    August 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Reggie

    Soldier for Obama

    August 24, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  19. justobserve

    If Hillary realized that she should release her delegates for the party's unity sake, why should her supporters still cling to the notion that it is personal? In an election, there is winner and loser but at the end, the majority of voters chose Obama so even if you don't like him but you want to support Hillary, look at his policies which are the same as hers. With your help, he can realize those policies for your own benefits. If you vote for McCain, your own interests are at stake. Don't take it personal and you will see the anger will go away. Think of the party that fights for your benefits and you will feel better.

    August 24, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  20. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    Hillary releasing her votes has come late. She has to release her votes, those who call themselves speaking for all women, that you can not do. Most women are not stupid enough to beg someone not to release her delegates. If she doesn't release them, they will be taken from her. Please don't think hillary can win against the DNC and all of Obama's, Edwards and other voters. Fifty percent of hillary's supporters have already come over. And those who haven't don't, because we will pick up enough republicans to win the election.

    Go Obama/Biden 08

    August 24, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  21. Griffin

    I will never vote for Obama, no matter what Clinton says or does. If she's foolish enough to support that fraud, then I'm sorry, but there is absolutely nothing that anyone can say or do that will make him fit for the presidency. Senator Clinton, if you really care about this country, then you won't release your delegates to him.

    August 24, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  22. susan nunn

    This whole thing is interesting... I think Joe Biden is an excellent will be refreshing to have someone like him in there who speaks his matter who it treads on. As for Hillary, she would make a fabulous Secretary of State... She would have been a good president as well, but vice president? I don't think she would have even wanted that job. Can it come together? I believe it can, and Obama will be a strong candidate... is a strong candidate... he can't help the feelings of the rednecks in this country... they usually vote republican anyway, that's their style.

    August 24, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  23. Larry-Minn.

    McCain now wins.

    August 24, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  24. rachel

    And people still trash her, she could have kept them and fought just like the man kennedy who was way more behind than her. Hillary you will always be my pick, maybe obama will finally do something decent and promise your supporters you will be in his cabinet.

    August 24, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  25. Phil Newton from Murphy, Oregon






    Obama-Biden 08

    August 24, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
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