CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues today she would consider taking the number two spot with Barack Obama, if doing so would help Democrats win in November.
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"I am open to it," Clinton said during a conference call with other New York lawmakers. She was responding to questions on how to best help Obama win over key voting blocs, including Hispanics. One Democratic representative suggested that way would be for him to choose Clinton as his running mate.
Earlier today, The Associated Press reported that Clinton would concede the delegate race to her rival tonight. The Clinton campaign quickly denied those reports.
"The AP story is incorrect," reads a statement from the campaign's Web site. "Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening."
Epic Battle Nears its End?
Meanwhile, Obama is expected to sweep up enough support among pledged and superdelegates to clinch the party's nomination. Now all eyes are starting to look toward the fall.
"Once the last votes are cast, then it's in everybody's interest to resolve this quickly so we can pivot. We're less than three months away from our convention. So we've got a lot of work to do in terms of bringing the party together," Obama told the Associated Press.
Fighting all the way to the finish line, this has been a long - and historic - campaign for both Obama and Clinton.
"More people have voted for me than any other candidate in the history of presidential primaries," Clinton declared.
Although Clinton has vowed to go all the way, it looks like this may be her finish line.
The long Democratic primary season ends tonight with Obama expected to move even closer to securing the nomination - followed by a steady stream of support from superdelegates that are expected to put him over the top.
But it's not clear sailing for the Obama campaign yet. The Illinois senator is trying to win over diehard Clinton supporters without whom his chances of beating Republican John McCain would be slim.
"Sen. Clinton has run a great race," Obama said. "She is an outstanding public servant, and she and I will be working together in November."
McCain Slams Obama on Iran
Wasting no time, McCain scheduled a prime-time address tonight, essentially kicking off the fall match-up against his Democratic rival.
On Monday, at a conference with a pro-Israel lobby McCain hinted who he thought that would be, taking on Obama for saying that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without pre-conditions.
"It's hard to see what such a summit with President Ahmadinejad would actually gain, except an earful of anti-Semitic rants, and a worldwide audience for a man who denies one Holocaust and talks before frenzied crowds about starting another," McCain said.
In his address tonight, McCain's expected to contrast his history of actually working for government reform to Obama's rhetoric for change.
When asked about the Democratic race coming to an end, he said after years in politics, he's learned not to count a Clinton out of any race.