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Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun
Carol Moseley Braun is currently the owner of Ambassador Organics, a coffee and tea company, and Moseley Braun LLC law firm. Previous positions include: candidate for U.S. president (withdrew in 2004); United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa (1999-2001); U.S. Senator (1993-1999); Cook County Recorder of Deeds (1988-1992); Illinois state representative (1979-1988). Moseley Braun received her bachelor's degree in political science from University of Illinois-Chicago (1969) and law degree from University of Chicago Law School (1972). She is divorced with one child.
Carol Moseley Braun is currently the owner of Ambassador Organics, a coffee and tea company, and Moseley Braun LLC law firm. Previous positions include: candidate for U.S. president (withdrew in 2004); United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa (1999-2001); U.S. Senator (1993-1999); Cook County Recorder of Deeds (1988-1992); Illinois state representative (1979-1988). Moseley Braun received her bachelor's degree in political science from University of Illinois-Chicago (1969) and law degree from University of Chicago Law School (1972). She is divorced with one child. « Show less

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  • Rauner puts another $1.5 million into Illinois governor campaign

    Rauner puts another $1.5 million into Illinois governor campaign
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has added another $1.5 million in personal funds to his campaign to replace Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, bringing his out-of-pocket contributions to nearly $12.6 million, state election records showed today.
  • Gene Callahan, Illinois political aide and MLB lobbyist, 1935-2014

     Gene Callahan, Illinois political aide and MLB lobbyist, 1935-2014
    During a spring 2000 campaign stop in Hilton Head, S.C., by George W. Bush, a reporter was asked by Gene Callahan to find out whether the Republican presidential contender remembered him from their baseball management days. "Gene-O was there?" Bush said...

    How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     
    From Sunday's print column, an updated version of a Monday posting: Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal...

    Major Illinois GOP figure Rich Williamson dies

    Major Illinois GOP figure Rich Williamson dies
    Richard Williamson, who played a major role in state Republican politics and served in diplomatic posts for three presidents, died Sunday, state GOP officials said. He was 64. At the time of his death, Williamson was the Republican National Committeeman...

    What a difference a dozen years makes!

     
    UPDATE -- Laura Washington and I will be guest panelists on this topic with moderator Elizabeth Brackett at 7 p.m. on Chicago Tonight, WTTW-Ch. 11 Here's Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington on the Democratic gubernatorial race and the possibility that...