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Barack Obama ran as the Democratic nominee in the 2004 election for the United States Senate. He won 70% of the vote against Republican nominee, Alan Keyes. Obama had previously served in the Illinois Senate, from 1997-2004. He served as a U.S. Senator from 2005-2008, before being elected President of the United States in 2008.