In what year did Barack Obama win election to the state senate?

Answer Barack Obama was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, as a representative of the south side of Chicago. He held the seat until he was elected to the United States Senate in the 2004 ... Read More »

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Who did Barack Obama beat for his senate seat?

Barack Obama defeated his Republican opponent Alan Keyes to win the U.S. senate seat from Illinois in 2004. Obama received 70 percent of the vote. He succeeded Republican Peter Fitzgerald who decid... Read More »

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In what year was Barack Obama elected to the Illinois General Assembly?

Barack Obama was elected to Illinois' 93rd General Assembly in November 1996, but his term didn't begin until January 1997. While in office, he served as the Assembly's Health & Human Services chai... Read More »