>[**Convention Star Obama Wins Illinois Senate Seat**](http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/03/politics/campaign/03senate.html?ex=1257310800&en=ba2ee94c06d45e34&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland):
>Barack Obama, the state senator from Illinois who emerged as one of his party’s brightest stars at last summer’s Democratic convention, handily won his Senate seat.
>(Via [New York Times: Campaigns](http://www.nytimes.com/pages/politics/campaign/index.html?partner=rssuserland).)
Keep your eye on this kid. He’s very sharp.