DENVER, Colorado - August 14, 2008 - Hillary Clinton will have her name placed in nomination at this month's Democratic National Convention in what presumptive nominee Barack Obama's campaign says is a "show of unity" designed to allow Clinton's supporters to have their voice heard before getting behind his campaign.
Obama's campaign "encouraged" the move, according to a press release from the two Democrats' offices.
“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,” Obama said in the release.
The party will officially nominate Obama at the convention. But reports began circulating earlier this week that the former rivals made a joint decision to place Clinton's name in nomination and do a traditional role call of the state delegations. Details of the roll call vote are still being worked out.
Although there is a small band of Clinton-supporters who still hope to see the former first lady take the nomination in Denver, she says the vote is aimed simply at letting her supporters' voices be heard.
“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,” Clinton said in the release.