CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 29: Former U.S. senator and current Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun greets supporters following a press conference at her campaign headquarters December 29, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Braun used the press conference to unveil her public safety plan for the city which included replacing the city's current superintendent of police Jody Weis. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
As candidates prepare for tonight's WGN debate and continue awaiting the decision about Rahm Emanuel's residency, heads are turning toward Carol Moseley Braun's fundraising tactics.
Braun, who has lagged behind Emanuel and Gery Chico in campaign funds, recently raised $100,000, according to the Chicago Tribune.
And she's not done yet. Braun flew to Washington Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Organization for Women, and she's scheduled to head out of state again Friday for a fundraiser in New Orleans.
The Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet points out that the trips stand in contrast to Braun's criticism of an Enamuel fundraiser in Hollywood hosted by his talent agent brother, Ari Emanuel, in November.
Bruan issued a statement at the time, saying, "On this day when President Obama and Illinois Democrats are still recovering from the painful political debacle that he was the architect of, Rahm Emanuel is off in Hollywood hanging out with bankers and billionaires."
A decision in Emanuel's residency dispute is expected any day now. Tonight's debate begins at 7.