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On January 21, 2003, Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat for Illinois. He’d been campaigning for the position since July of 2002. Out of the 15 candidates, seven were millionaires, which led to the most expensive campaign for a United States Senate primary. It wasn’t until Obama extended his campaign to television ads that he took the lead. Barack Obama won the Democratic primary on March 16, 2004 with nearly 53% of the votes for the party.
Davey, M. (2004, March 17). The 2004 campaign: The Illinois primary; from crowded field, democrats choose state legislator to seek senate seat. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/17/us/2004-campaign-illinois-primary-cr…