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Barack Obama

Early Career

Who was Obama’s first political hero in Chicago?

Obama’s political hero in Chicago was Harold Washington, who became the city’s first African American mayor in 1983 with a hard-fought victory over Richard Daley in the Democratic primary and Republican candidate Bernard Epton in the primary. Obama first lived in Chicago in 1985 when Washington was still mayor.



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