August 24th, 2008
03:14 PM ET
13 years ago

Sources: Clinton to release delegates Wednesday

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Hillary Clinton will meet with her primary delegates Wednesday – and will likely release them to Barack Obama at the event, CNN confirms.

Two Democratic sources say the Clinton reception will take place at 1:15 p.m. MT, before that evening’s roll call vote.

"It’s an opportunity for Senator Clinton to see her delegates - many for the first time since the primaries ended, thank them for their hard work and support, and most importantly to encourage them to support and work for Senator Obama as strongly as she has in order to elect him in November," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines.

The timing of Clinton’s official call had been one of the final unresolved questions surrounding the Democratic convention, following the announcement earlier this month that the New York senator’s name would be placed in nomination, and the Sunday morning decision of the Credentials Committee to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations at full voting strength.

Clinton had long pressed for both states to have their full voting privileges restored; a few weeks ago, at a fundraiser, she seemed to suggest that placing her name in nomination at the convention in Denver might provide a “catharsis” for some of her supporters.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • DNC • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (140 Responses)
  1. Democrat for John McCain

    Who cares? I am going to vote for John McCain.

    August 24, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. Obama/Biden leadership you can Believe IN


    If HRC dosen't figure out how to play nice in politics without cutting off her nose or voters – she will find herself in a "Cone of SILENCE"...


    Obama///Biden... 2008, 2012

    August 24, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  3. McBush - McLies - McElitist - McWorldWar 3

    Good then Obama can focus on winning this race – No more Bush!!

    August 24, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  4. mary derricotte

    All this fighting and bickering over delegates and should they be released. If Barak was in her position he would hve released them also. Lets, not forget the goals of Democrats, The crab in the barrel mentality may cost you your job your home. We as Democrats have bigger fish to fry. Betting George Bush this third time should be our only delusion. Taking care of the enviroment, watching this country spirill into War and more War. Stop acting like chidren that din't get the color popcicle they wanted Democrats are in a fight of our life, remember the last two elections were stollen from us. Remember, that this administration took a excess of money and has run this country into a trillion dollar dept. remember, remember, the past so that we don't repeat it. The goal of the republican party is to divide and defeat.

    August 24, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. Beverly B

    Clinton won the nomination. The DNC fixed the election and are now worried that Obama may not win; therefore they are doing what Clinton ask in the first place. I will not vote for corruption. This country needs a third party. I am sick of both parties.

    August 24, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  6. johhny d

    I don't know if BO will win, but I will not have blood on my shoulder in voting for him. One thing I do know is that every vote counts and mine may just be the one that help him to lose. He took a swipe at Hillary like what he did with the text message. I swore on my fathers grave I will not vote for him.

    August 24, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  7. tedious898

    Obama supporters – what wonderful people you are. Don't get angry with the PUMA's! And that takes a lot for me to say.

    Listen if Obama loses, we still accomplished a great deal. Yes...the thought we get to suffer at least four more years of grief under the GOP, is painful indeed. But think of what we accomplished supporting Sen. Obama. Proves this is not a country of racists, rich, warmongering, ignorant sheep. There is a hugh contingent of patriotic americans that look at "Character first"

    August 24, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  8. Clinton Fringer

    She should stand up and be fully counted with all her delegates........including the ones now from MI and FL. She mayb take the moral high ground..........but I don't have to. My vote will go tohere whether it's a write or on the ballot.

    August 24, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  9. JOEL


    August 24, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  10. SophieL

    willcnnapprovethis: It's a travesty against democracy because he did not win. He gamed the caucuses, intimidated superdelegates, and the media hype is all that keeps him being the nominee.

    Hey, he's lost all of his sparkle...why doesn't he drop out now?

    August 24, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. Brian B

    To any Hillary supporters who want to vote for McSame:

    Go ahead, we don't need you anyway – I personally don't want the Democratic Party to include such selfish, unintelligent, racist, men-haters, who care more about satisying their personal whims then about the future of America.

    August 24, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  12. Remy

    Hillary is more intelligent than her supporters. She never betray the democratic party. Now the PUMAS must shut their mouth and go behind McCain.

    Hillary shows her "UNITY" ideals and I welcome her for good decisions. I hope her delegates will back Obama/Biden to get Whitehouse back to Democrats.

    Thank you Hillary!

    August 24, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  13. Jamie Curtis

    My favorite TV line:
    "The Obama supporters called. They want their gullibility back."

    The very worst thing that could happen would be an under-qualified Dem in the Oval office. That would guarantee a Conservative takeover in 4 years and we wouldn't get another Liberal any closer to the White House than a groundskeeper for decades.

    Better a 4-year Conservative disaster so that Liberals could win Washington for good.

    Nobody in this race is fit to be President.

    Super delegates, thanks for this lose-lose situation.

    August 24, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. Brenda of Saginaw ,Michigan

    Watch out, the white sheets are going to come out and they are going to start to burn their crosses. (Clinton people and the pumas). We know who they are . Hillary can play dumb but she is a part of the problem and she knows how to play to the crowd.

    August 24, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  15. patrick

    i realize hilary supporters do not like obama, but what will mccain do for you? or better yet why the resentment for obama? they dont care what mccain does or says and they say we will vote for mccain. as if this country is not in bad enough shape.

    August 24, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
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