“I Endorse Him and Throw My Full Support Behind Him”

CNN

Hillary Clinton suspends her campaign, backs Obama Saturday in front of scores of supporters at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

“I ask all of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me….Today I am standing with Senator Obama to say ‘Yes we can.’” More key excerpts here.

Mostly cheers (and a few boos) as Clinton effusively praises Obama. No mention of McCain.

Speech emphasizes universal health care, women, and the historical implications of both their campaigns.

Watch video clip above. Read full transcript here.

PHOTOS: See gallery of the best shots from the event here.

OBAMA STATEMENT ON ENDORSEMENT: Obviously, I am thrilled and honored to have Senator Clinton’s support…I know she will continue to be in the forefront of that battle this fall and for years to come.” Full statement here.

Plus: Clinton camp sends out one last set of talking points (read them here). Clinton expected to take a vacation now.

On the Web: Clinton urges on her supporters to sign up for the Obama campaign, while Obama urges his to e-mail Clinton and thank her.

Related Topics: News
  • Tweets

    View More Tweets From @TIME