Report: Bill Will Speak at Convention

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2008 7:45 PM CDT
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to the crowd as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, listens during a rally in Sioux Falls, S.D., in June.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Bill Clinton has accepted an offer from the Barack Obama campaign to speak at the Democratic convention, MSNBC reports. Clinton reportedly will speak in a prime spot—on Wednesday evening just ahead of the vice-presidential candidate. The Obama camp rushed the offer into place to soothe tensions over the latest Obama-Clinton dust-up, in which Hillary suggested she may allow her name to be put up for nomination at the convention, MSNBC says.