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Alan Keyes Barack Obama

Beats Keyes, becomes fifth black Senator

2 Nov, 2004
Alan-Keyes-calls-for-impeachment-YouTubeObama beats Republican Alan Keyes to become the 5th African-American senator in U.S. history. In his victory speech he says:

We can look forward to the future. We can build step-by-step to ensure we arrive at the practical commonsense solutions that all of us hope for.

Obama wins support of nine out of ten black and seven out of 10 white Illinois voters,