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Friday, January 17, 2003


Mosely-Braun may enter presidential race

posted by annatopia at Friday, January 17, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
I realise this isn't Dean-specific, but felt it would be of interest. Apparently former Illinois Senator Carol Moseley-Braun is considering entering the race for the Presidency. She is expected to attend the Democrat's annual winter gathering, and may annouce her candidacy before the event. Mosely-Braun has the distinction of being the first black female elected to the Senate, but was unseated after serving only one term.

If she enters the race, Mosely-Braun isn't expected to be a major contender. However, her presense may lead to a more expansive debate. It would also be an historic event, marking the first time a black American female has ever run for the highest office in the land.

As an aside, I was happy to see that the article listed Governor Dean first among the Democratic contenders. Is this a sign that the press is beginning to take him more seriously?


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