How Long was Obama a Senator Before He Ran for President?

Answer President Barack Obama was elected to the Senate in 2004. He was in the fourth year of his first term as Illinois senator when he was elected president of the United States.Source:Biographical Dire... Read More »

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How many African-Americans ran for U.S. president before President Obama?

Before Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected president, six other African-Americans entered presidential races. Black candidates, including Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, C... Read More »

How Many Years Did Senator Obama Spend as a Senator?

Barack Obama was Illinois State senator for seven years (1997-2004) and U.S. senator for four years (2005-2008). He resigned from U.S. Senate after being elected 44th president of the United States... Read More »

What job did Barack Obama have before he was president?

Before becoming the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama held two other political positions. From 1997 to 2004, Obama was an Illinois state senator. He was elected to the United States... Read More »

Is Senator Obama a Muslim?

President Barack Obama is not a Muslim and was not raised as a Muslim. Obama is a committed Christian and used his family Bible when sworn into the United States Senate.References:Fight the Smears:... Read More »