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Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun is an American feminist politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first and to date only African-American woman elected to the United States Senate, the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator in an election, and the first and to date only female Senator from Illinois. From 1999 until 2001, she was the United States Ambassador to New Zealand. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. In November 2010, Braun began her campaign for Mayor of Chicago following the retirement of Richard M. Daley. Her campaign was ultimately unsuccessful. The former Senator was one of several candidates to lose the February 22, 2011 election to Rahm Emanuel, where she came in fourth in a field of six. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
2014-07-06
His career there came to a shocking halt in 1993 after he was defeated in a three-way Democratic primary by Carol Moseley Braun. But it was his style as a politician and legislator that defined his political career, said Gene Callahan, Dixon's longtime ...
(Chicago Tribune)
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  2. Son: Former US Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois dies at home
  3. Bipartisan legend believed Thomas vote was right

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Friedland gets Senate OK to seat on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
2014-04-28
Feinstein said that when she was first elected to the Senate in 1992, it was called by some the "year of the woman." "Senator (Barbara) Boxer and I were both elected that year, as were Senator Patty Murray and former Senator Carol Moseley Braun." she said.
(Pleasanton Weekly)
  1. Michelle Friedman confirmed as US 9th Circuit judge

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Richard Williamson, who lost Senate race to Carol Moseley Braun, dies
2013-12-10
In his one bid for elective office, Williamson lost a 1992 race for the U.S. Senate to Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill. The Republican Party in Illinois announced that Williamson died Sunday after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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  1. Major Illinois GOP figure Rich Williamson dies
  2. Illinois GOP mainstay Rich Williamson dies at 64
  3. Richard S. Williamson, presidential aide, dies at 64

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Booker Brings Dash Of Diversity To Still Old, White Senate
2013-10-31
Booker also joins Obama, and former senators Carol Moseley Braun, an Illinois Democrat, and Edward William Brooke, a Massachusetts Republican, as the nation's only elected black senators. But Senate diversity remains more a tale of women than ethnicity ...
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  1. Senator Cory Booker: Workhorse Or Show Horse?

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Senator Cory Booker: Workhorse Or Show Horse?
2013-10-30
MARTIN: But for additional perspective, we've also asked Carol Moseley Braun to speak with us. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate. She also served as ambassador to New Zealand during the Clinton ...
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  1. Sen. Cory Booker Takes Office

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Senator Cory Booker: Workhorse Or Show Horse?
2013-10-30
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker is heading to Washington. On Thursday, he'll be sworn in as a U.S. Senator, becoming one of just two African-Americans in the upper house. Host Michel Martin talks to former Senator Carol Moseley Braun and Emory ...
(NPR)
  1. Corey Booker: What a man!

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Delta Sigma Theta sorority celebrates 100 years
2013-01-14
Besides Cole, Benjamin and Camille Cosby and Daphne Reid, its members include such women as MSNBC commentator Melissa Harris-Perry, singer Natalie Cole, former senator Carol Moseley Braun and civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams.
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  1. On Delta Sigma Theta's centennial

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Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.: A Strong Signal From Gov. Haley
2012-12-18
Only three of these black people -- President Obama, Carol Moseley Braun and Ed Brooke -- have been popularly elected to that body, and together, they only served there for four terms. The doors to this club have been all but closed to the 13 percent ...
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  2. SC Governor Names Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint in Senate
  3. Tim Scott to become South Carolina's first black senator

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Roland Burris hopes Tim Scott will focus on issues 'pertinent' to blacks
2012-12-18
The last three were Democrats from Illinois: Carol Moseley Braun, Barack Obama and Roland Burris. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts was the last black Republican, who lost his seat in 1978. But it's been at least three years since an African-American was ...
(The Grio)

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