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Clinton Campaign: Will Not Concede Tuesday Night

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is "absolutely not" planning to concede the campaign to Barack Obama on Tuesday night, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

"No one has the number to be the nominee of the Democratic party right now," he said.

McAuliffe, asked about an AP report that Clinton will acknowlege Tuesday night after the South Dakota and Montana primaries that Obama has the delegates to clinch the nomination for the November presidential election, replied: "They are 100 percent incorrect."

Earlier, the AP reported unnamed officials said Clinton would concede Tuesday night that Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.

The report said the former first lady would stop short of formally suspending or ending her race, but most of the campaign staff would be let go and would be paid through June 15.

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