Hillary in Elevator Mishap*

By MichaelJames

Aug 28, 2008 12:44am

DENVER, Colo. — Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was already not having the Democratic National Convention that she’d been hoping for, her and her husband’s well-received speeches notwithstanding.

Then it got worse.

After Wednesday night’s festivities ended, there was a minor elevator mishap at the Pepsi Center that involved Clinton, sources tell ABC News.

Apparently, the elevator got stuck between floors, stranding Clinton and others for several minutes. For about five minutes inside the elevator, it was "hectic" and not a little claustrophobic — the elevator was overpacked, which is why it stopped, a source says. The doors needed to be pushed open, and some of those in the elevator — a couple of Secret Service agents — needed to be lifted and squeezed out in order for it to start moving again.

Clinton was seen leaving the scene looking a tad shellshocked, but an aide said, "She’s fine."

- jpt

* This post has been updated. Originally, per a witness report, it reported that Clinton, herself, had to be squeezed out of the elevator between floors, but a Clinton spokesperson says that isn’t true.

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