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The 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama, then junior United States Senator from Illinois, was announced on February 10, 2007 in Springfield, Illinois. After winning a majority of delegates in the Democratic primaries of 2008, on August 23, leading up to the convention, the campaign announced that Senator Joe Biden of Delaware would be the vice presidential nominee. At the 2008 Democratic National Convention on August 27, Barack Obama was formally selected as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 2008. He was the first African American in history to be nominated on a major party ticket.
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    • End of the primaries 

    • Running mate 

    • Major events 

    • Fundraising 

    • Branding 

    • Technology 

    • Media campaign 

    • Political positions 

    • Opinion polling 

    • Election day 

    • Certification of the electoral votes