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Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is declared the 44th President of the United States by the Associated Press, becoming the first African-American president in U.S. history.

Obama defeats 72-year-old Republican candidate John McCain as both battled to step in for two-term outgoing President George W. Bush.

The AP also declares six of eight incumbents victorious in Minnesota House races including DFL Representatives Tim Walz, Keith Ellison, Jim Oberstar, and John Kline.

10 years and a day earlier, former movie star and professional wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura, wins the 1998 Minnesota gubernatorial election.

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