WASHINGTON — Former President Clinton will speak at the Democratic National Convention this month, settling a lingering question about the role he will play in Barack Obama's nomination.
A senior Democrat familiar with convention plans said Thursday that Clinton would address delegates on Wednesday, Aug. 27, the day before the Illinois senator is to formally accept the nomination.
Since Hillary Rodham Clinton ended her presidential campaign in June, it has been unclear whether her husband would even appear at the Denver event.
Bill Clinton campaigned actively for his wife and was angered about the way they were treated during the primary season.
Though he was a favorite of the African American community, the two-term president was criticized by some black leaders for seeming to marginalize Obama.