Friday, January 17, 2003

Moseley-Braun May Launch Presidential Bid
also local from Chicago Sun-Timesand Tribune

"Former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.), ending months of speculation, announced today that she will not run for the Senate, and she is expected to soon join the crowded Democratic presidential field... Leading Democrats here said they were not discouraging the ambitious move because the party must improve its appeal to African-Americans and women. A national campaign by Moseley-Braun also could dilute the presidential candidacy of civil rights activist Al Sharpton, whom many party officials view as a wild card..."

And the not so invisible hand:

"'The Democratic Party is running on the same tank of gas we had in 1992. We have not broadened the electorate,' said Donna Brazile..."

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