Obama Wins Dem Nomination! A Few Stories…

4 Jun

Barack Obama Wins Democratic Nomination

GLOBEANDMAIL.COM

It’s Obama’s party

Illinois senator finally secures the Democratic nomination, and becomes the first black man to lead his party

From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail

WASHINGTON — This is history. Barack Obama is the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president, the first African-American to lead the party of Jefferson and Roosevelt.

The Illinois senator secured the nomination last night after a spate of superdelegates – senior party politicians and officials – announced they would be supporting him at the Democratic National Convention in August. That, plus the pledged delegates he obtained after Tuesday’s final two primaries in Montana and South Dakota, put Mr. Obama past the 2,118 delegates needed to win the convention.

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FROM REUTERS (Below)

Obama looks to unify Democrats after historic win

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent

Barack Obama speaking in MinnesotaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – After making history by capturing the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama turns on Wednesday to the task of unifying a fractured party for a five-month battle for the White House with Republican John McCain.

Obama rocketed from political obscurity to become the first black to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party. The Illinois senator on Tuesday locked up the 2,118 delegates he needs for victory at the August convention.

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