Obama's been on the ballot 13 times in 16 years

By The Associated Press | July 27, 2012 | 12:49 PM EDT

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2007 file photo, hen-Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., reacts to cheers of a supporter while speaking to a packed gymnasium at South Aiken High School, in Aiken, S.C. The president's re-election campaign is increasingly sounding like a nostalgia tour. His speeches stroll through elections past, serving up fond memories of his days running as a political unknown, identifying early political inspirations and reminding voters that, win or lose, this will be his last campaign after 13 appearances on the ballot since 1996. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, file)

After 13 ballot appearances in 16 years, Barack Obama is running in his last campaign.

A look at his past ballot appearances:

— 1996 Illinois legislative primary and general (2)

— 1998 legislative primary and general (2)

— 2000 congressional primary (1)

— 2002 legislative primary and general (2)

— 2004 Senate primary and general, presidential delegate (3)

— 2008 presidential primary and general (2)

— 2012 presidential primary (1)


Source: Illinois State Board of Elections records.