Letter to People of Illinois from President-elect Brack Obama Announcing Resignation from Senate

The following is a brief excerpt from President-elect Barack Obama’s letter to the people of Illinois announcing his resignation from the U.S. Senate.:

“Today, I am ending one journey to begin another. After serving the people of Illinois in the United States Senate — one of the highest honors and privileges of my life — I am stepping down as senator to prepare for the responsibilities I will assume as our nation’s next president. But I will never forget, and will forever be grateful, to the men and women of this great state who made my life in public service possible.”

Here is the letter.

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