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. Dan

    I hope that the division in the party is healed in the next several months, and that those who would have liked to see Senator Clinton as President think long and hard before casting a retaliatory vote against Senator Obama.

    Thank you, Senator Clinton, for taking an important step.

    Democrats '08

    June 4, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. Zoe

    What arrogance......she could have come out as a winner by stepping up and supporting Obama as the nominee, but instead, she was rabble-rousing and inciting division in the party. Her conduction made all women look bad!

    June 4, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. Concerned Canadian

    Vote McCain. The Democrats are just a total mess.

    John McCain has the credentials, experience, military service, and fiscally responsible. Obama will raise taxes through the roof to keep the thousand promises he made.

    The only other option maybe is Clinton to run as an Independent.

    June 4, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  4. Denial

    Will believe it when I see her campaigning for him ..............

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. Eric

    As old as McCain is he probably wouldn't notice either way. The guy can't even put his hands up over his own head or be out in the sun light for more than ten minutes without peeling like a boiled egg shell.. He talks and looks like an albino robot from Mars.

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  6. s.positive

    HRC down Mcbush to go...

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  7. MLH

    Senator Clinton has done alot for this country, and there are so many more things she could do if she wanted. She doesn't need to be president (or VEEP for that matter) to leave a positive legacy.

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. rachel

    yes she is

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  9. JN

    why should we care now..her political career for the Presidency was over several months ago...get out now after all the bloodying you did to Obama and you couldn't do it sooner? What was all this for? Sorry Hill, you were WRONG for what you did and you should be ashamed of yourself! Good Ridance.

    One more thing. I read on several blogs that several people who supported you and voted for you changed their minds after your negative, divisive role you took on in your campaign. So I am sure there are not $18,000,000.00 voters standing behind you...and as of Friday, they will be gone!

    Oh by the way Hill, nice speech last night..I loved your congratulations to him for becoming the nominee!!! Good Bye Hillary Rodham Clinton and GOOD RIDANCE!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  10. Elizabeth, NC

    This is long overdue. She should have conceded gracefully last night and allowed Obama to have his magnanimous historic day. Rather Her Roral Highness Clinton, rained on his parade, as usual. The excitement is all gone. She can continue to run till she becomes extinct for all I care.

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Eric, OR

    I'll believe it when I see it.

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. NOCLINTONVP

    Thank you.

    June 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  13. Carrie Pa

    Thank You, New York Congressional Delegation!

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. Nichelle

    Wow, it's no wonder that our economy and nation are in the shape they are in now.

    Obama, at least recognizes that we cannot continue on the same path and expect different results. Btw...haven't we had enough of the rest of the world thinking we are idiots due to our President's inability to formulate a real thought without soundings fake or just plain ignorant. Did you watch McCain's unfortunate and uncomfrontable speech last night.

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  15. crispa

    Huh? "McCain for 2008" needs to start the drinking AFTER posting, not before...

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  16. akamoke

    McCain2008

    keep playing that golden oldie....eventually you might end up believing it, just dont expect America to follow your narrow point of view

    I am yet to find out what McCain brings to the table beyond that smile that doesnt go well with his speech

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  17. leebee1963

    About time!!! But I will believe it when I see it.

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  18. Chris El

    The sooner the better.
    No VP offer for her.
    Obama would do just fine by himself.

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  19. Thomas

    "I think that she had to consider her Legacy and realize, it was not about her but about the people"
    – If it was about the "People" then Hillary would be winner, she has more votes even if you give MI votes to Obama the ONLY way Obama wins the "popular vote" is by using made up numbers from news channels that GUESS the number of voters in cacuses.

    Either way Obama and McCain are as bad as each other! America is going to be so bad in the next few years that we will be a third world country.

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  20. Billy J Austin, TX

    Bummer...

    Here's hoping the O can be half the executive his speeches sound like. Please please please ... don't blow it for the dems

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  21. zina

    Thanks for a good race, Sen Clinton. Now, democrats, let's take back the White House!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. Tell the truth

    Please stop with the name calling of Hilliary. I'm an Obama support but will not be childness. Hilliary is a great person and has done great thing for American. Hilliary and Obama are the same 95% of the time. Please Obama support do the right thing and show Hilliary some respect.

    June 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  23. Elijah

    i think that if everyone watched the documentary who killed the electric car we would see who really runs this country. the rich oil tycoons!alls i can say is if hillary isnt on the ticket with sen obama i hope that 2 faced john edwards dont get on the ticket,i am a 33 year old male truck driver and i voted for hillary.

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. Dia Akin

    She should have done it yesterday. Her self absorbed ego is sickening. Why did she have to downplay his win by not doing what she said she would?

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  25. Laura Smart

    In an attempt to encourage people to visit his website, McCain has copied Obama's slogan and logo for his homepage. LOL!

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
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