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Clinton to supporters: ‘I want you to ask yourselves, ‘Were you in this campaign just for me?’’

(08/27/08 12:28am)

DENVER – Hillary Rodham Clinton summoned millions of voters who supported her in the primaries to send Barack Obama to the White House Tuesday night, declaring in a Democratic National Convention speech that the man who defeated her “is my candidate and he must be our president.”

Obama officially 1st black nominee

(08/28/08 12:43am)

DENVER – Barack Obama was officially chosen as the Democratic nominee for president Wednesday, making the Illinois senator the first black nominee from either of the two major political parties. The vote also brings to a close a hard-fought battle for the nomination that saw the two front runners – Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., – contest states like Indiana that had been largely irrelevant in previous elections.

Bayh bashes GOP in convention speech

(08/28/08 12:44am)

DENVER — Sen. Evan Bayh delivered a scathing attack on the Bush administration and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Wednesday, citing what he called “this administration’s disgraceful incompetence.” The Indiana senator and IU alumnus even linked their policies with problems in the Hoosier state. Bayh, who was on Sen. Barack Obama’s shortlist of candidates for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination and is thought to still have presidential ambitions, wasted little time in declaring McCain as just another Bush.