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Monday, August 09, 2004

Yahoo! News - Keyes Steps Into Illinois Senate Race

Yahoo! News - Keyes Steps Into Illinois Senate Race: "Keyes Steps Into Illinois Senate Race

Mon Aug 9, 7:55 AM ET

By P.J. Huffstutter Times Staff Writer
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Alan Keyes (news - web sites), a two-time presidential candidate who lives in Maryland, announced Sunday that he would accept the Illinois Republican Party's nomination and run for the U.S. Senate.
With less than three months before the election, Keyes acknowledged it would be difficult to beat Barack Obama, 43, the state senator whose speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston gained him national prominence. This is the first U.S. Senate race in history where both candidates from the two major parties are African American, assuring that the Senate will seat its fifth black member ever. "

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