From NBC's Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell
Hillary Clinton today held a conference call with New York's congressional delegation -- including Reps. Charlie Rangel, Joe Crowley, Steve Israel, Nydia Velasquez, and Nita Lowey, according to a source familiar with the call.
Per the source, Clinton emphasized the nearly 18 million votes she's won, and her campaign's impact on the agenda of the Democratic Party and the nation. Tonight, she is planning to reflect on her campaign -- how proud and grateful she is, as well as how remarkable her campaign has been.
She WILL NOT be dropping out tonight, Clinton added on the call, per the source -- she has earned the right to reflect on what is the best way forward. She wants time to catch her breath and wants time to determine the best way forward.
And then on the call, the source says, Velasquez remarked that the only way Latinos will support the Democratic ticket is if Clinton is on the ticket. At that point, Clinton said that if Obama asked her to be on the ticket, she would be interested in that.
Rangel -- who was the first to suggest that Clinton run for the Senate in 2000 -- confirmed to NBC News that Clinton did tell the participants on the conference call that she would be interested in running for vice president.
On the subject of Clinton and the vice presidency, Rangel told NBC that "certainly to the extent that she will do anything to win ... she'll be available"
"She'll do whatever is needed -- if people think it would help she'd do it," he added.
Rangel acknowledged that "Obama and Clinton's followers feel more strongly about the outcome than the candidates. Both of them need time to show their followers how important it is to take her."
He then added, "I really think if they want to win this they have to run together."