Hillary Clinton will end her race for the presidency on Saturday, ABC News reports. After Barack Obama essentially clinched the nomination Tuesday, Clinton congratulated him but did not concede and asked supporters to visit her Web site to “share [their] thoughts” on the direction of her campaign.
Update from the BBC: “Earlier, it had been announced that the event would be held on Friday, but Mr Wolfson said it had been delayed a day ‘to accommodate more of Senator Clinton’s supporters who want to attend’.”
Sen. Hillary Clinton will hold an event with supporters by Friday, likely ending her historic bid for the White House and ceding the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, ABC News has learned.
Clinton’s decision to leave the race ends a long, often bitter battle for the right to challenge Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the general election.
Obama, D-Ill., who claimed victory after clinching the necessary delegates on Tuesday, will be the nation’s first African American running with the nomination of one of the country’s two major political parties.