August 14, 2008
from the Obama and Clinton Press Offices
Since June, Senators Obama and Clinton
have been working together to ensure a Democratic victory this
November. They are both committed to winning back the White House
and to to ensuring that the voices of all 35 million people who
participated in this historic primary election are respected and heard
in Denver. To honor and celebrate these voices and votes, both
Senator Obama's and Senator Clinton's names will be placed in
“I am convinced that honoring Senator Clinton's historic campaign in this way will help us celebrate this defining moment in our history and bring the party together in a strong united fashion,” said Senator Barack Obama.
Senator Obama’s campaign encouraged Senator Clinton's name to be placed in nomination as a show of unity and in recognition of the historic race she ran and the fact that she was the first woman to compete in all of our nation’s primary contests.
“With every voice heard and the Party strongly united, we will elect Senator Obama President of the United States and put our nation on the path to peace and prosperity once again,” said Senator Hillary Clinton.
Senator Obama and Senator Clinton are looking forward to a convention unified behind Barack Obama as the Party’s nominee and to victory this fall for America.
Joint Statement from the Clinton and Obama Press Offices
“We are working together to make sure the fall campaign and the convention are a success. At the Democratic Convention, we will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified heading into the November election.”