Obama Heads the Democratic Ticket!

Senator Barack Obama has claimed the Democratic presidential nomination, prevailing through an epic battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in a primary campaign that inspired millions of voters from every corner of the United States to demand change in Washington.

A last-minute rush of Democratic superdelegates, as well as split results from the final primaries in Montana and South Dakota on Tuesday, pushed Obama over the threshold of 2,118 delegates needed to be nominated at the party’s convention in Denver in August.

“Tonight, we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another – a journey that will bring a new and better day to America,” Obama told supporters at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“Because of you, tonight I can stand here and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States of America.”

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  1. May we as Americans, African Americans in particular, bask in the Herculean achievement of Senator Barack Obama, no matter who your choice of candidate is!

    Sandi B.

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