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. texas DEM

    Its okay Hill, we'll show Dean, and all the rest... that you are SIMPLY THE BEST.... IN 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. Belle2

    As demanded by Obama and the DNC, doesn't matter; in November, the voters are not bound to any candidate. All voters should decide whom they believe will make the best President-not who belongs to which party.

    August 24, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  3. Charlene, CA

    To "Hillary Supporter":

    You are OBVIOUSLY not black. NO black person would talk like that.. You're probably an undercover republican who has nothign better to do than sit behind a computer screen trying to prove some sort of racist point. Get a life you loser..

    August 24, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  4. Debby, NJ

    Her career is over if she does not play nice 🙂

    August 24, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  5. Kenneth M.

    It is clear that she says one thing but does the other. I doubt if she will turn the delegates over. Keep both eyes on her Tuesday as she is more slick the a stained blue dress.

    August 24, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  6. kmk

    Interesting ,,, you are a nut case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  7. Linda K.

    To "interesting":

    Frankly, you sound more like Archie Bunker. Do you really get your kicks from putting people down?

    What I hope for is a united party. We need to take back this country.

    I'm sure Hillary will play an important role over the next eight years, hopefully in a cabinet position.

    August 24, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. JOHN


    August 24, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Wilson

    When this election is over..When all is said and done...This country will think long and hard before they attempt to elect another woman for president.. The whinning...The hate.. The....I'm democrat but voting for McCain has set us back as women 100+ years...
    Please respect the democrat process and move on...

    August 24, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  10. Reality

    I predict Obama and his campaign will begin there downward spiral on the night of the first debate with McCain. There will be no teleprompters to help Obama out, that will be his undoing.

    August 24, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  11. Debby

    She is a leader to the end.

    August 24, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. Kenneth M.

    The Clintons discraced this country last time they were in office and if it were not for Obama they would do it again. I dont care if he wins or not. Just as long as we do not have to deal with the Clintons again. Bill wasted so much time defending himself that he only did an 8th of what he should have done for the contry in 8 years. Hillary was out of touch the whole time trying to save face. Good ridence to bad rubish. I hope Obama wins but I will be happy with McCain for 4 years. Then Obama can run again in 2012.

    August 24, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  13. Ann

    Don't do this Hillary. Its not fair, let your delegates vote for you. Why is everything so wrong in America? What kind of example does it set to the world?

    August 24, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  14. Greg FL.

    Give it a break will ya. WEGET IT. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR OBAMA NO MATTER WHAT HE OR ANYONE ELSE SAYS.Great for you. Enjoy the loss of womens rights when Roe V Wade is over turned. Enjoy sending your kids off to die in another war, compliments of the GOP. Enjoy paying 5 dollars or more for gas. Enjoy the value of your house going down like the Titanic. Enjoy the economy compliments of a man who knows nothing about economics. Enjoy all that McCain will bring, just becuase your candidate ran a bad campaign and lost.

    August 24, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  15. Bigmarty55

    This is all nonesense--don't you people realize that? " Billary" lets loose all of "her" delegates--now that she has engineered it, with the help of the DNC, to have enough to win. What a joke! The Convention will be a blood bath designed by the DNC and the Clintons. Obama doesn't have a prayer. As a Republican, I can't wait.


    August 24, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  16. Ron democrat turned independent

    now i'd like to ask if sen. obama as the nerve to release his delegates as well as a show of good faith for the unification of the party

    August 24, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  17. Steven

    What's wrong with you all? HiIlary didn't get picked, get over it and start working together to make sure John McCain doesn't get elected to the White House. That's more important now.

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

    It is time for everyone to stop dividing the Democratic party
    and let's do what is best for this country. This race has become personal instead of focusing on the issues. Yes, there are a lot of you Clinton supporters that are still upset because Hilary lost and Obama did not select her as his VP....GET OVER IT and lets' move forward. Hilary has decided to take the high road and do what is best for the Democratic party and this country and her supporters should follow her lead and do the same.

    August 24, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  19. CM

    Suzanne, CA. You are right, she does deserve respect and she should have it. The primaries are over folks, we're all on the same team now.

    Obama 08

    Oh and the first poster for PUMA. People like you should be deported and have their citizenship revoked. You do your 'cause' no justice and are a bigot to say the least.

    If you're going to make these types of allegations it would be nice to have something such as proof or facts to back this up.

    August 24, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  20. Aidyn

    HRC I understand why you are doing it but I still cannot vote for Obama.

    country before party.

    August 24, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  21. Natasha in tally

    thank you captain. i have been saying that all along you can't seriously support hillary and then go to mccain because he's the better candidate. hillary and barack are like apples and apples when comparing policy but hillary and mccain are lik apples and oranges. so you didn't really support hillary you just didn't support obama. lame

    August 24, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. Bigmarty55

    The Democratic presidential Nominee after the Convention will be--Billary--mark my words.


    August 24, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  23. OH

    Hey folks, stop the bickering a vote Nov. 4th. Who wants to hear if you like or dislike a nominee?

    You have the right to vote? Do it!

    It does not matter if you are or were one or the other; like being a Democrat before the nomination, but don't care for the candidate because he is not your choice. You have a right to vote for the Republican instead; just lay off the bickering.

    August 24, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  24. Evelyn

    I have to agree with Suzanne from CA. Hillary should be treated with RESPECT. We can all unite and quit this hate speach on all these blogs. No matter whom you supported in the primaries, we need to be sure John McCain doesn't get to appoint the next 2 or 3 Supreme Court Justices. You think we have it bad now as women, he would definately make it worse. Please let's not let the Republicans win by dividing our party. We can all play nice and get along if we follow the Golden Rule. May God Bless us all.

    August 24, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  25. APS in Hawaii

    This is all a shame and a sham. What I will be watching and listening for is Obama's speech, if he does not formally apologize for the dirty smear campaign tactics, he will find that he lost. Hillary will not lose it for you. She has gone the extra mile and what does she have to show for it, a stupid e-mail text at 3 AM from Obama to have another slap at us. As a REAL Democrat and a PUMA, I am waiting and listening, last chance Obama and for your supporters, let this be a lesson that if you want to win, YOU must admit your wrong dealings or you will lose.

    August 24, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
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