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. Carol, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Thank goodness!

    Does this mean she will take Bill and Chelsea with her too?

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. Adam, Plano, TX

    yes! now i only hope she won't be the VP pick.

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. lars

    Nuke that fridge!

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. Hillary is Going Down!

    GOOD.

    NOTE TO HILLARY: IF YOU RUN IN 2012 PLEASE WEAR A FEW DRESSES AND SKIRTS. IT MAY HELP YOU LOOK MORE LADY LIKE.

    IT JUST AMAZE ME HOW SOMEONE WHO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE "FIRST WOMAN" PRESIDENT HAS NEVER PUT ON WOMAN ATTIRE DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS. AND GOD KNOWS I HAVE BEEN WATCHING.

    HEIDI- NC

    June 4, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. Timothyt

    Her campaign was over Tuesday night. I am glad she finally realizes it now. It is time for Dems to come together behind Obama and crush McCain and bring our troops home. I am very excited about Universal healthcare as well!!

    Go Obama!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. scdemocrat

    Amen, time to focus on winning the Whitehouse in November. It was a good fight but it's time to realize it's over. Hopefully the candidates can get together and figure out how Hillary can best help Obama and make it happen. Here is to our future President, Barack Obama !!!

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  7. paul oregon

    obama team please no clinton for v.p. repeat no clinton . obama is abount change hillary is the same old same old.she is to dishonest

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  8. DAN

    President McCain

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  9. Griff

    Only for the Democrat's.... Give the New's!!! Not. 'Your version of the News'.....

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  10. Rob

    She needed her time to decompress from this race and reflect...I respect that and her run...but its time to end this and I hope she goes out on high note by endorsing the nominee the soon to be President...Barack Obama.

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  11. Jeff

    Congratulations, you're about 4 months late on this one. Better late than never.

    Take your husband, your sniper fire tales, and your fuzzy math with you 😀

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  12. Elijah

    all i can say for this grate nation of ours is i voted for hillary

    June 4, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  13. obamachick Los Angeles CA

    It's about time!!!!!
    Let's united around barack to beat Mcbush in Novemember. I only wish she would have conceded gracefully last night. I think that she had to consider her Legacy and realize, it was not about her but about the people

    OBAMA 08-16

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. amtFresno,CA

    Really??? I am sure she is saddened to find Barack Obama is alive & well and will be the next Pres of U.S. and she is OUT OF THE RACE. GET LOST HILLARY!!!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  15. Mark Kahle

    Thankyou HIllary, I appreciate all of your hard work and effort in this recent campaign, and I wish to congratulate you on a job wel done. However I am hoping to emplore you to fight on alittle further, not for yourself, but to help the party secure the nomination of the President of the United States. With you and your supporters I am sure we will do well.

    Again Congrats Hillary on a Campaign well fought, and your tenacity will show others that with perserverance things can change, and hopes and dreams don't have to be just dreams.

    Obama Supporter

    Obama 08'
    Democrats 08'

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. Wolf

    As with everything else....the Camp Obama nastys will have their say but in November, 18 million + Clinton supporters will have our say. Of course, he is only the presumtive nominee....alot can happen between now and August!!!! Beware DNC – you put him in here and not the majority of the voters. Be careful what you asked for!!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  17. SunDawg

    Why wait?? Do it NOW!!

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  18. Steven - Salt Lake City, Utah

    She's not dropping out, she's going to form her own party for all of her supporters that say they are going to vote for McCain even though he votes the opposite on all of the issues that are important to them.

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  19. JIM

    Finally!!! Let's hope she doesn't try and hold the Party HOSTAGE with her being VP crap......

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  20. Keith, Wake Forest NC

    "McCain is the second Reagan" is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in the past few weeks!!! LOL!!

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  21. Lisa

    McCain 2008, you sound as wacky as McCain. Go Away... McCain doesn't even know where he is today. This guy is a loser!

    June 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  22. Chris -Toronto, Canada

    Thank God!! Now please just away.

    June 4, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. Andre, WI

    Hopefully all of us democrats can start acting more civil towards one another now and focus our efforts on getting the republicans out of the White House.

    June 4, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. Tom

    Wow. Really? What a shock.

    It's been over for some time now. Congratulations to Hillary on a good effort and glad she can finally see the writing on the wall.

    June 4, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  25. Agnostic Democrat

    Uhhh ... It's about time. How gracious will her second phase exit strategy be? Hopefully a heap more than the first.

    Unbelievably she was able to convince people with brain function and a pulse that this wasn't about her (and Bill's Lewinsky-flawed legacy) all along. But then again, who would have thought George Bush would occupy the White House for eight long years.

    I have lost all faith in my country.

    June 4, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
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