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« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2008, 08:11:21 am »

Obama married Michelle Robinson, an attorney, in 1992; the couple have two daughters, Malia, aged 7, and Sasha, aged 5.

Obama’s political career began in 1996 with his election to the Illinois legislature as State Senator from Chicago’s 13th district. In 2000 he made an unsuccessful bid for the US House of Representatives, losing in the primary to the incumbent. During his time in the Illinois Senate Obama was noted for his ability to reach across the aisle to Republicans, and build coalitions to further his legislative agenda. In 2004 he won the Illinois Democratic primary to become a candidate for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring Peter Fitzgerald. Obama took 52% of the vote in a three-way split. Initially opposed by Republican Jack Ryan, the latter withdrew from the race in June following a sex scandal, and was replaced by perennial GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes.

That July during the campaign, Obama gave the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston which nominated John Kerry for president. The prime-time speech signaled Obama’s national debut, and he made a clarion call for national unity which was received with a rousing ovation:
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