All about Barack Obama.
Barack Obama (Democrat) Birth: Aug. 4, 1961; Honolulu Home city: Chicago Family: Wife, Michelle Robinson (1992-present); children Natasha (2001) and Malia Ann (1999). Religion: United Church of Christ Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1983; Harvard University, J.D., 1991 Campaign Web site: www.barackobama.com Read all about him: "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" (1995); "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" (2006) Career: 1990s: Practiced civil rights law and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. 1997-2005: Illinois state senator, representing the 13th District. 2000: Ran for a U.S. House seat but lost primary to former Black Panther Bobby Rush. July 27, 2004: Delivered keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. November 2004: Won the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, defeating Alan Keyes. It was the first time in history a Senate general election race was between two African-American candidates. Sources: CNN.com, VoteSmart.org