A campaign official says Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to end her historic presidential campaign while leaving her options open to retain her delegates and promote her agenda.
The former first lady told House Democrats during a private
conference call that she will express support for Barack Obama's
candidacy and congratulate him for gathering the necessary
delegates to be the party's nominee.
Clinton's communications director, Howard Wolfson, says Clinton
will host an event in Washington Friday, during which she will
thank her supporters and express support for Obama and party unity.
Clinton is expected to urge once-warring Democrats to focus on
the general election and defeating Republican presidential
candidate John McCain.