June 4th, 2008
07:18 PM ET
15 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.

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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  1. Montana is Obama Country

    Good Bye... and Good Ridance... Don't forget to duck at the sniper fire on your way out...!!!

    .............. Not NOW.........NOT Ever ..........

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  2. James

    If you're a true democrat, you WILL support Obama in November.

    All the bitter Clinton voters really need to look at the big picture here.

    Why are we even having an election if you're going to elect John "short arms" McCain to the presidency?

    We have the chance to have something very special with Barack Obama...let's not spoil that opportunity for the wrong reasons.

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. jimmy

    God Bless you Hill...
    We are with you for the long run. Don't give up.

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. Crush Rush

    Looselips McCain is going down like the Titanic.

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  5. just byron

    I got two words "about time"

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. Nia

    Steveen in SLC: Please don't give Hillary and her supporters any ideas :0)

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  7. marylee wagerman atlanta,ga

    I think the sky just opened up...

    The light is coming down...

    Yes,the celestial choirs are singing!

    June 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  8. Jackson

    For realsies this time?

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  9. heather

    To the Hillary supporters–please remember that Hillary and Obama share 99% of the same views and policies. Don't vote for McCain, someone with completely opposite views, just because your favorite candidate won't be the nominee. I feel that many women were insired by Hillary because she is a strng woman and they were excited to see a woman rise to the top. What does it say about feminism and the feminist movement if women everywhere voted for a man, not because he was the best candidate for the job, but because they didn't get their way?

    Obama is the only candidate that is hoping to bring peace to our war-and-economic torn world through discourse and positive change.

    It's time to put aside our differences and unite for the betterment of the world.

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  10. Montana is Obama Country

    OBAMA...//// ... GORE...Ticket

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. Michael

    Time to heal the party, unite, embrace and support the Clinton supporters, as well as Senator Clinton, and their important heartfelt issues, and win in November. Much love and respect to Senator Clinton and her supporters for the hard-fought, respectful campaign they ran. It is my hope that her and Senator Obama can come together to lead the Democratic Party to victory in November.

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  12. Tom

    I pray that, for the sake of this country and it's people, she isn't ending her PRESIDENTIAL campaign, just her DEMOCRATIC PARTY campaign. She can win as an independent.

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. applesauce

    Hey McCain for 2008,

    This article's about HRC ending her campaign. You're already for McCain. So what's your point?

    Obama's gonna clobber McCain. Scared?

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  14. GWB

    "Obama is the second Carter term while McCain is the second Reagan". Real Smart Analogy

    I guess the Republicans are then responsible for the current increase in gas price? Forget the fact that the economies of China, India and Brazil are growing at almost twice the rate of the US economy.

    McCain for 2008= Get a clue! A mind is a terrible thing to waste!

    June 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. Michelle, Baltimore

    Thank God....I just hope that she does it with as much grace as he gave her.

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. Joe, Pomona, California

    After seeing that speech of McCain's last night I find it difficult to imagine McCain supporters even getting out of bed this morning. Obama came off like a JFK and McCain came off like Grandpa Simpson.

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  17. jimmy

    Now, my focus is on McCain. He's a true Patriot and he loves his country as I do – and of course Hillary too.

    McCain '08 for Clinton '12

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  18. munni

    Senator Clinton,
    I am from India and yet, it was great to see you run for the possible nomination. It is a shame that it all boiled down to campaign and media management rather than substance. The world has seen the impact of such election in shape of Bush for the last 8 years. I was hoping that havng made that grave mistake once, of straying from substantive issues, media and people wont get caught up in dialogue-delivery and stay on issues, but I guess, the media and polity in US is quite similar to media and polity in India, except that politicians and media in India are less focused on religion/faith issues of candidates. The result of nomination process is sad indeed. But I wish you and your family all the best, and I hope that the world will see more of you. Regards

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  19. Keifer S.

    Sad end to a sad campaign. What a tragedy.

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  20. At her own expense...

    Regarding Hillary's mounting campaign debt of $30MM, if she would have conceded earlier when her chances of winning were becoming slim, she would not be in nearly as much debt as she is today. Her choice to continue to run was her personal choice. I can understand her desire to "see the contest through to the end," but it comes with a price tag, win or lose.

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  21. Hillary Supporter no more!


    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  22. CWatson

    I won't consider it a dead issue until after the convention. She'll be working the superdelegates all summer. She's not a politician that can be trusted regardless of what she says.

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  23. Hillary supporter

    Let's unite and put a Democrat in the Whitehouse. If McCain is elected none of Hillary's goals will be attainable. Universal Health Care and the lives of our soldiers is more important than hurt feelings. Thanks Hillary!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  24. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand


    June 4, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  25. Greg D

    Sen. Clinton should be ashamed of herself! She had the audacity to not concede on Tuesday and now act as though she is doing Sen. Obama a favor by letting it be known that she will pull out on Friday. Sen. Clinton "SHAME ON YOU"

    June 4, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
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