Senator Barak Obama Clinched the Democratic Nomination for President on June 3, 2008. Obama began his campaign as a long shot candidate, with Senator Hilary Clinton the presumptive nominee. That ended in the first contest when Senator Obama one the Iowa caucus. Senator Clinton rebounded with a victory in New Hampshire. A long campaign followed in which Obama won more delegates and states, but Clinton won most of the largest states. Obama's campaign raised much larger sums of money then the Clinton campaign, and was initially very successful in getting out his message of change. After a string of victories that followed Super Tuesday Obama seemed unstoppable. Clinton won most of the later contests but was unable to overcome Obama's lead in delegates.
On June 3rd Obama became the presumptive nominee and thus the first African-American candidate from a major party for President.