Obama's half-brother sells revealing handwritten letter from 1995 in which president-to-be reveals political ambitions
President Obama's half-brother has sold a handwritten letter the president sent him 20 years ago - revealing he planned to venture into politics to tackle 'some serious issues blacks face here'.
It is the third personal note Malik Abongo 'Roy' Obama has auctioned in recent years.
But this, dated 23 July 1995, is perhaps the most revealing about the president-to-be's political ambitions.
'Some colleagues of mine here have talked me into running for the Illinois State Senate (like being an MP for a province),' Obama, then a 33-year-old lawyer in Chicago, wrote to his paternal brother in Kenya.
'I have agreed, since I have an interest in politics to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.'
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