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Carol Moseley Braun Announces Mayoral Run

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On Saturday November 20th, Carol Moseley Braun officially announced her candidacy for Mayor of Chicago.

She's been dancing around the race for weeks, but Saturday Carol Moseley Braun officially jumped into race to be Chicago mayor with an announcement event at Northerly Island.

Braun  joins Rahm Emauel, Rep. Danny K. Davis, Rev. James Meeks, Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle, who have already announced their bid for the City Hall top spot. Moseley Braun should be the last of the high-profile candidates to join.

She wasted no time taking a shot at Emanuel.

“Mr. Emanuel, your commercials pose a false choice.” Moseley Braun said. “You may not understand it, but the challenge we face is whether Chicago will be a first tier city for all its citizens, or only for those who live in the right neighborhoods, who have the right jobs, who have the right connections, who get no-bid contracts and multi-million dollar paydays.”

Braun faces an uphill challenge in running against two prominent African Americans in Danny Davis and James Meeks. She'll also need to reintroduce herself to voters who aren't familiar with her senatorial career.

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