Clinton To Bow Out of Race

WASHINGTON (AP) - A campaign official says Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to end her historic presidential campaign.

At the same time, Clinton will leave her options open to retain her delegates and promote her issue agenda.

The former first lady told House Democrats during a private conference call today that she will express support for Barack Obama's candidacy.

She will congratulate Obama for gathering the necessary delegates to be the Democratic Party's nominee.

Clinton will speak at an event in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The New York senator will urge once-warring Democrats to focus on
the general election and defeating Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

The announcement brings to a close an epic five-month nominating

An adviser says Clinton and her lieutenants have been discussing
various ways a presidential candidacy can end, including suspending
the campaign to retain control of her convention delegates.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Jun 8, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    What the hell is wrong with all of you? Our country is in depression and all you can do is get on here and plat around with this election.Do any of you value freedom?Not from the old "slavery" type of freedom but freedom to live as we have for years.If Obama gets in we will be handed over to foreigners and they will make 9/11 look like a party.We will have women covering their faces and men cowering down to one leader. Not for me, I will absolutely vote Rep.At least this is a man that has America in his heart and mind. Not he said she said, that can look beyond "color". I am so sick of racist African Americans.What happened to your ancestors was horrendous but NOT our fault. It was our ancestors and I hate it as well as you do. But like everything else bad in is water under the bridge. We are all the same and to have a racist in there,white or black haters, is not acceptable.Go to his Trinity Church website and read it.Obama needs to be more caring Jesse Jackson style!
  • by Wesley Location: Pike Co. Ky on Jun 7, 2008 at 10:36 PM
    should have supported Clinton (to all the delegates-superdelegates... if Obama wins this all the troubles will be placed on your shoulders.. and to the people screaming out redneck... well heres to you... PROUD TO BE A REDNECK now keep your slap happy(edited) where it belongs..
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 7, 2008 at 10:16 PM
    @Bart Location: Harrodsburg See I knew there was some one else in the year 2008 with me. It seems everywhere I go its 1950 still except with cell phones and nicer lookin cars that get the same lousy gas mileage. But then again what can ya expect when ky is so far behind in graduates of all types. I still have immediate family members that dont believe in the green house effect. guess that cant even figure out why their car gets hot sitting in the sun all day, or why they cant breathe yet smoke a pack a day.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jun 7, 2008 at 05:29 PM
    You can really tell when a liberal elite snob posts a comment..they always call you racist because they have no real defense of their lackluster candidate. Maybe if they woyl watch Foxnews instead of MTV they might have some information relevant to their candidate's shortcomings.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    Sure, it may seem the democrats have all the answers but in the end they actually make things worse. Just look during Clinton's term as president. He could have prevented 9/11 from happening but instead he wanted to save his a**. Poor Bush just got the worst of it. You can thank Bill for screwing the whole country up. Thank goodness for the super delegates. Obviously they knew who they were dealing with. If she wasn't married to Bill she wouldn't be so great like everyone thinks she is.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    What a bunch of redneck comments! None of you know what you are talking about!
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Jun 7, 2008 at 02:25 PM
    Check out and you will see that Obama leads McCain 46% to 42%. Data from Rasmussen Markets gives Democrats a 64.0% chance of winning the White House. Rasmussen Reports is the most trusted polling service in America, and has been accurate in every election. As Kentucky goes, no longer goes the nation (THANK GOD!).
  • by dirty Location: dee on Jun 7, 2008 at 06:12 AM
    now weres that bucket of chicken you promise me obama ill be waitin KFC
  • by Chris on Jun 6, 2008 at 12:12 PM
    If it's a socialist society you want (i.e. Stalin, Castro, Chavez) then vote for Obama. He is a muslim jihadist in disguise who will destroy capitalism and try to amend the right to bear arms! Don't be fooled by a slick talker with zero experience and bad policies! Just look at the people in the background at his speeches.....are these the people you want in charge of the country? The lazy who only want a handout and know he will give it to them!
  • by tim Location: eastern,ky. on Jun 6, 2008 at 01:03 AM
    let's all write-in clinton in november.since she won the popular vote.she is the only one that can get us out of this mess.
  • Page:


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19553234 -
Gray Television, Inc.