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Obama Coasts to Win in IL U.S. Senate Race

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, with their two daughters, Tuesday night (photo from Obama campaign)

By Sean Crawford, IL Public Radio

Chicago, IL –

This year's race for U.S. Senate in Illinois had plenty of scandal. And Democrat Barack Obama ended up rising above all the problems his opponents had.

Obama easily won the seat Tuesday, even though it seemed out of his reach just a year ago.

Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford has this report.

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