(Washington Post) By Anne E. Kornblut
Hillary Rodham Clinton will suspend her campaign late this week, senior campaign officials confirmed tonight.
Clinton will host an event in Washington on Saturday "to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity," according to Howard Wolfson, who did not explicitly state that Clinton is dropping out of the race. But other campaign officials said the event will coincide with her departure, despite her earlier reservations about stepping aside.
The campaign first planned the event for Friday, but moved it to Saturday as news of Clinton's plan spread. "This event will be held on Saturday to accommodate more of Senator Clinton's supporters who want to attend," the campaign said in a statement.
Clinton has not made the announcement to her entire staff yet; earlier today, she made a surprise visit to the campaign headquarters in Ballston to thank her aides.
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