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Hillary Clinton Watch: To Concede Obama Has the Delegates

*****Update*****

Fox News is NOW reporting that the Hillary Clinton campaign is denying the story below.

Stay tuned……..

Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton waves with former Puerto Rico secretary of transportation Carlos Pesquera during a caravan campaign rally in Bayamon, Puerto Rico May 31, 2008

Fox News is reporting that the AP has that Hillary Clinton tonight will concede the delegate race for the Democrat nomination for President to Barack Obama. This is what Clinton officals are saying.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation’s first female president.

The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. 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.

Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.

The advisers said Clinton has made a strategic decision to not formally end her campaign, giving her leverage to negotiate with Obama on various matters including a possible vice presidential nomination for her. She also wants to press him on issues he should focus on in the fall, such as health care.

And, Fox News is reporting that a dozen other Democrat Superdelegates are ready to endorse Senator Obama as soon as polls close today in South Dakota and Montana. This will put Obama very close to the majority he needs to clinch the nomination.

However, it is noteworthy that Hillary is not announcing an immediate suspension of her campaign.

What does this mean?

The campaign debt issue has NOT yet been resolved.

Stay tuned…..