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Sen Obama Files Papers For Pres Exploratory Committee January 16, 2007

Posted by notapundit in Congress, Main, Politics, US News.

WASHINGTON (AP)–Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said Tuesday he is taking the first step in a presidential bid, filing paperwork that will allow the newcomer who has rocketed to the top of national politics to raise money for a White House campaign.

Obama announced his intentions to file a presidential exploratory committee on his Web site, http://www.barackobama.com.

Obama said he would announce more about his plans in his hometown of Chicago on Feb. 10.

“I didn’t expect to find myself in this position a year ago,” Obama said in a video posting. “I’ve been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. So I spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress we so desperately need.

“The decisions that have been made in the past six years have put our country in a precarious place,” he said.


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