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. newsreporter

    I am one of those democrats who plans to vote for Mcain in November. Why? because of the disrespect the media and Obama supporters have shown her throughout this campaign. I will work hard for Mcain and I know lots more will too. She congratulated Obama last night what more do you want from her. She is going to step aside Friday .One more day. Then you can change your rude remarks and lies to Mcain–which is what I know you will do. ,but remember he didn't win on popular vote–and he won't this fall. The big wigs put him in just like they did George Bush. Why do they say "We the People" ? I don't see any difference in Us and communism. The big wigs choose.

    June 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  2. obrien

    A RESOUNDING YES!!! and I would admonish Obama NOT to offer her the VP slot so that, for the first time since they were old enough to vote, those born in 1962 and after will NOT have a moron (bush) or a clinton on the ticket...if he does offer it to her, serves two terms..and SHE decides to run and gets elected for TWO terms...hmmm..just do the math...those born in 1962 who turned 18 when Reagan ran in '80 will be eligible for early social security at 62 and NEVER had a Presidential election which did NOT have a moron (again...a bush) or a clinton...that is a sad thing in a democracy...I just want her to go away...do a Nixon (whose playbook she has obviously read..)..."You won't have Clinton's to kick around any more...((or, oops..perhaps Bill, in one of his dysfunctional rages, could do that for her...
    GO Barack!

    June 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. DrMan

    One step closer to President McCain!!

    June 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  4. Maya wants to see a DEM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

    THANK GOD. LET'S PULL TOGETHER PEOPLE!

    IT'S A NEW DAWN!!!!!!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. CHARLENE IN VA

    she going to run as a Independent

    June 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  6. Heidi

    I AM WATCHING THE NEW WHEN THE STORY BROKE, YES YES YES!!!! LET GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD WITH OBAMA AND THE GENERAL ELECTION.

    June 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  7. The US abolishes century old clinton dynasty

    dont believe anything till you see it,

    her website is aksing for money and asking the 18 million to voice what they think....................

    June 4, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. FRED, Atlanta GA

    TO ALL HILLARY SUPPORTERS THIS RACE IS NOW OVER AND WE HAVE A CLEAR WINNER, WE ALL WANT TO WIN IN NOVEMBER IT'S TIME TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE. WE DON'T WANT TO GO THRU THE NEXT 4YRS OF BUSH POLICIES LET'S PUT OUR PETTY DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND UNITE AS A PARTY!!

    June 4, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  9. NEVER OBAMA

    Ok that's it. I will never vote for obama. God could not make me vote for him. Just not going to happen.
    I'll be voting for John McCain. I believe this is a decent American who has this country's best interest at heart. And obama supporters and especially the blacks ones on these list,please.......I don't want to hear your fear crap.
    John McCain will be alot better for this country than air head obama. The man is an empty suit who steals words from others mouths. Not a fresh thought in his head. The idiot doesn't deserve to president of anything.

    June 4, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. Joe Six in Mississippi

    If she wasn't going to take the fight to the convention, why not concede weeks or months ago when it was clear she could not win? She would have been in a better position to be VP. Instead, she allowed alot of mean spirited debate to occur between her supporters and Obama's supporters. This is all about her, and I hope Obama did not cut any deals with her.

    June 4, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  11. Fani

    Please stop talking about Clinton so much. Its about Obama. This is his moment. The lady in the pantsuit doesn't dictate anything.

    It would be a BIG mistake to pick Clinton. I'm expecting her to finish her term as NY senator, lose the next time and pack her bags and head back to Arkansas with Billy in tow.

    Good riddance.

    June 4, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  12. Tony, Miami

    Today, tomorrow or friday who cares

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  13. Kevin

    Senator Clinton did a well job! Most of her supports would want her to run independent. This would be a good chance for her supports to voice their opinion with superdelegates steering the party!

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Akinola

    I will believe it when i see it. Watch Terry Mccauliffe come out friday morning talking about "We never said such a thing, this thing is going all the way to Denver" – Stranger things have happened!

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  15. Sue

    WOOT !!

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  16. Annette

    Finally thank God, some body got through to her. I believe if Hillary had continued on this no-win course, that would have seriously damaged her political career. She really had no choice.

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  17. Tori

    Finally! I know that there is a lot of HRC supporters BUT I hate how they blast us and the news media saying we were unfair. Hey you know what? Back in January Obama wasn't even considered, people just kind of laughed at him. However much has changed AND HE HAS NOT ONCE:

    1) mentioned watergate
    2) mentioned Lewinski
    3) mentioned the pardons at the end

    He had a lot of fire power but he ran a clean campaign on the issues. He also got 18 million votes if you count what the caucuses had. Lets just unify and fight McCain. I have a Dad in the service and do not want him to Iraq again.

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  18. DCtrain

    This has been a hard fought year.. Hillary has made some good points. She's had to deal with some baggage with Bill and his skeletons, but she's pulled together a strong base, which cannont be ignored. I hope that the democratic party pulls together under Obama, and the respectable party elders to put together the right platform with a healthy ticket.

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  19. barackobama44thpresident

    Thank you Charles Rangel. Thank you Democratic members of Congress for strongly urging Clinton to end her campaign on Friday and endorse Sen. Obama.

    Rangel was very upset with her for her lack of graciousness towards Sen. Obama last night, and it seems like others were very angry with her defiance as well. Since she is so mean-spirited and exercized little heart land judgment ast night, I am glad others stepped up to the plate to make sure she puts an end to her political games and do the right thing towards Sen. Obama, the Democratic party, and the American people.

    Now let's come together as a unified party supporting Sen. Obama – our Democratic Presidential Nominee – on his way to becoming our 44th president!

    It's time for REAL change in Washington, it's time for Barack Obama for president !

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  20. kentucky

    McCain democrats are born. God help us.

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  21. Dave

    McCain for 2008, Steven & Salt Lake City, Utah

    I again will make my request.... Please.... remove yourselves from the human gene pool.... Much Thanks, your sacrafice could raise the worlds IQ level a point or even two... so take one for the team boys...

    As to the topic at hand... Until I have visual and audio proff that she's dropping out... I will find it diffacult to believe.

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  22. Now, on to November!!!

    We did it. We are sending a message to Washington that enough is enough. We want to try something new!! No more fighting...no more mudslinging...no more lying and cheating from our government.

    We must end Cheney's policies!!!

    Democrat 2008!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  23. peter

    not soon enough

    June 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  24. Mary

    Joe, Pomona, California – you're too funny!!!!

    June 4, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  25. johnny

    Obama/Hillary for 2008,Obama will get Hillary,s 18million voters and when ever the Obama is around a clinton he will have extra secret service agents.Its an all win situation.

    June 4, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
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