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Barack Obama: The Complete Electoral History

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    President Obama has run for office seven times, beginning with his campaign for Illinois state senate in 1996. So far, he’s 5-1, with one final result to be determined tonight.               

        1996 Democratic primary, 13th Illinois state senate district:
        Unopposed

        1996 general election, 13th Illinois state senate district:
        Barack Obama 82 percent
        David Whitehead (Harold Washington Party) 13 percent
        Rosette Caldwell Peyton (Republican) 5 percent

        1998 Democratic primary, 13th Illinois state senate district:
        Unopposed

        1998 general election, 13th Illinois state senate district:

        Barack Obama 89 percent
        Yesse Yehudah (Republican) 11 percent

        2000 Democratic primary, 1st Congressional District:
        Bobby Rush 59 percent
        Barack Obama 30 percent
        Donee Trotter 7 percent

        2002 Democratic primary, 13th Illinois state senate district:
        Unopposed

        2002 general election, 13th Illinois state senate district:
        Unopposed

        2004 Democratic primary, U.S. Senate:

        Barack Obama, 53 percent
        Dan Hynes, 24 percent
        Blair Hull, 11 percent
        Maria Pappas, 6 percent
        Gery Chico, 4 percent
        Nancy Skinner, 1 percent
        Joyce Washington, 1 percent

        2004 U.S. Senate election:

        Barack Obama (Democrat), 70 percent
        Alan Keyes (Republican) 27 percent
        Al Franzen (Independent) 2 percent
        Jerry Kohn (Libertarian) 1 percent

        2008 Presidential election:
        Barack Obama (Democrat) 53 percent; 365 electoral votes
        John McCain (Republican) 47 percent; 173 electoral votes

        2012 Presidential election:

        Barack Obama (Democrat) ?
        Mitt Romney (Republican) ?