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Carol Moseley Braun Considering Run for Chicago Mayor

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By Kathy Chaney, Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender –

CHICAGO (NNPA) - Carol Moseley Braun may put her hat in the ring to succeed outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources said.

The former U.S. Senator was flooded with calls on Tuesday –– the day Daley made the surprise announcement that he would not seek a seventh term in office –– encouraging her to mull a run for the mayoral post.

Braun, who made history in 1993 as the first African-American female U.S. Senator, told the Defender on Friday she is “seriously considering it.”

Braun's political career spans more than two decades.

After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office as a federal prosecutor in Chicago in 1977, she was elected state representative the next year. In 1987 she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deed. Five years later, history was made in the U.S. Senate. Braun held the post for one six-year term. She served a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 1999 to 2001 under the Clinton administration.

During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Braun was a candidate for the Democratic nomination.

Braun currently runs her Chicago-based company, Good Food Organics, the parent company of Ambassador Organics, which manufactures several products including coffee, food spices, olive oil and tea. She founded the company five years ago.

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-1 # Guest 2010-11-21 09:45
Great. Just great. Is this the best Chicago can do? A jew and a [censored]? C'mon already.
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-1 # Guest 2010-11-04 18:08
Carol Moseley Braun, SOUNDS LIKE A BLUBBERING IDIOT.
THE BLAME GAME, THAT IS ALL YOU BLACK PEOPLE KNOW, OBAMA HAS PLAYED THE BLAME GAME FOR TWO YEARS, YOU SEE WHAT IT GOT HIM.

SOUR GRAPES SOUR GRAPES.THAT IS WHAT YOUR SPEWING CAROL BRAUM,BUT AS OBAMA YOUR FROM CHICAGO AND YOU HAVE TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME. WHY WELL, I GUESS YOU PEOPLE FROM CHICAGO DO VERY LITTLE LEGALLY ON YOUR MERITS THEREFORE THE BLAME GAME IS ALL CHICAGOAN POLITICIAN KNOW.

QUESTION, IS THERE NOT ONE CLEAN, HONEST POLITICIAN FROM CHICAGO OR ILLINOIS????????

I DO NOT KNOW THIS WOMAN OR RAHM EMANUEL DID OBNAMA RIGHT HE STOOD BY OBAMA WHEN HE KNEW OBAMA WAS WRONG. WHY??????? BOTH FROM CHICAGO.
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