Hillary Plans Own Rally in Show of Strength

Clinton will gather her delegates before releasing them to Obama
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2008 2:57 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton plans a show of political strength at the Democratic Convention before releasing her delegates.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton plans a demonstration of her political strength at the Democratic Convention by gathering her own delegates—and supporters—at a separate venue before formally releasing them to vote for Barack Obama. The Wednesday reception-rally at another convention center is viewed as part of Clinton's strategy for a potential run at the presidency sometime in the future, reports AP.

Some Clinton delegates plan to vote for her despite being released. "This is much bigger than Hillary," said a Clinton delegate from Texas. "I have a responsibility. I do not own my vote. I have to represent the voters who sent me."