Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during a campaign event at Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, Mont., Tuesday, May 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Washington (AP) Campaign officials say Hillary Rodham Clinton will acknowledge tonight that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the democratic nomination.
That would effectively end her bid to be the nation's first female president.
The officials say the former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. They say she will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior
Officials said, the campaign is over.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, say most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15th.