June 4th, 2008
07:18 PM ET
14 years ago

Sources: Clinton will officially suspend on her run on Saturday

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/06/04/democrats.wednesday/art.clinton.gesture.gi.jpg caption="Sources tell CNN Clinton is bowing out on Saturday."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton will officially end her campaign for the presidency by the end of the week, multiple sources told CNN.

Sen. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she will let her supporters and party leaders decide her course.

The campaign said late Friday that Clinton would be hosting an event in Washington Saturday to "thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity."

Obama and Clinton were in Washington on Wednesday to each address the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The candidates ran into each other at the AIPAC conference and had a brief chat, Obama spokeswoman Linda Douglass said.

"She's an extraordinary leader of the Democratic Party and has made history alongside me over the last 16 months. I'm very proud to have competed against her," Obama told the Israel lobbying group.

Obama became his party's presumptive nominee Tuesday and will be looking to unite Democrats divided by the long and contentious primary season.

"I am very confident how unified the Democratic Party is going to be to win in November," he said in a Senate hallway Wednesday.

UPDATE:
The Clinton campaign has announced it is holding an event Saturday to "to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity."

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soundoff (291 Responses)
  1. LA

    liar

    June 4, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. Obama Supporter

    yes, finally..... Yes, we can..............

    June 4, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  3. McCain for 2008

    Come on now folks

    Obama is the second Carter term while McCain is the second Reagan.

    Let's get real.

    Who wants an Obama/Carter ticket? You think gas is high now? Wait to you see what obyama and carter want to do for you.

    Watch your wallet

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  4. Suzette

    I won't beleive it until I hear it from her own mouth, and she actually acknowledges him as the nominee.

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  5. rumpusgoopus

    Thank you, Hillary.

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  6. Jon Doe

    Gee...what a shock. Its about time that she admitted to herself that she has likely just helped keep the white house under Republican control.

    Clinton...the new Nader.

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  7. Obama All The Way

    Yeah, right!

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. Wayne

    Thank God. Now she can fly away on her broom.

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Independent

    Hillary you have run an awesome campaign just like Sen. Obama-you both have my respect and admiration and I hope to see you speak sometine in the Philly region again!!!

    Obama/Clinton 08′!!!!!
    Edwards as Poverty Czar
    Hagel as Secretary of homeland Security
    Gore as Sec. Of energy

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  10. felice, Fredericksburg, VA

    Hallelujah!!! 'bout time she came to grips with reality.

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  11. Ian

    Weird. My dog predicted this a week ago.

    June 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  12. Pedro

    Now the healing can begin.

    June 4, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  13. Jane

    This is more than long overdue! Please let us not ever hear from you again.

    June 4, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  14. Mat

    She's not dropping out – She's been beaten – there is no two ways about it – she missed her opportunity to drop out last night, now she just looks foolish – No VP spot and her silence today again speaks volumes to her arrogance towards this process –

    Obama needs to help the Democratic party move on from the Clinton era and focus on getting back into the white house and helping America – that's the big picture – not what Hillary will bargin her '18 million' votes for!

    June 4, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  15. carolinas

    Finally Queen Hillary is stepping down...is it true or any tactical plan by her crony supporters...?. ..I am worried about Obama's safety.

    June 4, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  16. ABOUT TIME !!!!

    Whew ! Now we can get on with serious business.

    June 4, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  17. Joe

    Why not now? Or last night when she had a chance?

    June 4, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  18. NickNas

    Call me on Saturday morning to see if I believe her. She Also said 5 other times in this race that when ______________ Happenned she would drop out. The Latest was when Obama had the " Number" She would drop out. Well at last count he has more than ONE HUNDRED OVER THE NUMBER and she is still here.See what happens when you lie all the time??

    June 4, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  19. KHAL Houston,Texas

    Thank God.......Go Home....remember Shirley Chilsom in 1972....

    June 4, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  20. cgr1

    Yeah!!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  21. JG from MA-Obamabot and proud of it

    Thank you senator. Your campaign and your broad support has been historic, but any further campaigning would do nothing but to divide the party.

    It is now time for Hillary and Obama supporters to come together. Both canidates, despite their differances this primary season, stand for the same things, where McCain stands for the last 8 years. We need a democrat back in the white house, even if he or she is not our first choice, or even our last choice.

    Obama/Clinton '08, Clinton '16

    June 4, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  22. P, CA

    PLEASE BE KIND, PEOPLE. She ran a great race. I'm an Obama supporter, and I thought she was a little mean. But honestly, the blogs have been filled with hatespeak from BOTH sides, so don't everyone get righteous.

    Good job, Hillary. Best of luck to you in the future.

    C'mon Obama, we can do this!!

    Hillary supporters, my hand is out to you. Nevermind the idiots on my side. Don't be an idiot on your side. Think and please do what you feel is right.

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  23. Thomas

    Well the second best person has left the race... First Edwards now Clinton now we have TWO people who know NOTHING about the economy or the right way to handle the war...

    No No NO not god bless America... God SAVE america from Obama or McCain

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  24. Gabe in TX

    So she ends her campaign with the Democratic Party? So what? It doesn't mean myself and millions of others won't be writing in her name on the ballot this fall. She said she would be loyal to her party and that's an admirable quality. Well I don't turn and go where I'm told to by anyone especially Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, nor any other Democrat. I have a feeling many others feel this way too.

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  25. TexasWoman4Change!

    I realize the loss is very disappointing for Hillary. However, Senator Obama has indeed won and the people have spoken. He is the presumptive nominee and choice of the democratic party. I wish her well in her future endeavors.

    Yes, We Can!

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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