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Richard Williamson, who lost Senate race to Carol Moseley Braun, dies

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Richard Williamson, a Chicago lawyer who served as a foreign policy expert and diplomat to Republican presidents, has died. He was 64.
Braun's campaign spending questioned

Braun's campaign spending questioned

CHICAGO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Illinois Board of Election says Carol Moseley Braun's unsuccessful 2011 mayoral campaign failed to document $315,000 in spending.
Chicago mayoral candidates debate

Chicago mayoral candidates debate

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel's tax proposals made him the frequent focal point of a debate at Chicago's Oriental Theater, officials said.
Chicago poll gives Emanuel huge lead

Chicago poll gives Emanuel huge lead

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A poll of the Chicago mayoral race indicates Rahm Emanuel far ahead and poised to win without a runoff.
Braun apologizes for crack comment

Braun apologizes for crack comment

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has apologized to fellow Chicago mayoral candidate Patricia Van Pelt Watkins for calling her a crack addict.
Early voting for next Chicago mayor starts

Early voting for next Chicago mayor starts

CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Election officials predicted a high turnout as early voting in Chicago's marquee mayoral election began Monday.
Braun downplays race in mayoral election

Braun downplays race in mayoral election

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Carol Moseley Braun says she wants to be the mayor of all Chicago, not just a black mayor.
Moseley Braun late to pay property taxes

Moseley Braun late to pay property taxes

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun repeatedly has been late to pay her property taxes, public records show.
Mayoral candidate had big loss

Mayoral candidate had big loss

CHICAGO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A former U.S. senator running for Chicago mayor reported a negative income of $225,908 the same year she obtained a fourth mortgage on her home, records show.

Rep. Davis departs Chicago mayor race

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- An Illinois congressman says he dropped out of the Chicago mayoral race in order to bolster the campaign of another contender, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.
Emanuel hits back on abandonment charge

Emanuel hits back on abandonment charge

CHICAGO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Rahm Emanuel hit back Friday against former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun in the race for Chicago mayor, saying she "says nothing" about her plans for the city.
Braun to run for Chicago mayor

Braun to run for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Former Illinois U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, a Democrat, announced Monday she will run for mayor of Chicago.
Man jailed for attacking former senator

Man jailed for attacking former senator

CHICAGO, July 12 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for assaulting former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun while attempting to rob her, officials said.
Suspect charged in Sen. Braun case

Suspect charged in Sen. Braun case

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with the April attack on U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill.

Former senator hurt in fight with mugger

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun broke her wrist in a struggle with a mugger outside her Chicago home early Saturday.
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NYP2003092520 - NEW YORK, SEPT. 25 (UPI) Democratic Presidential hopeful Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun responds to questions posed by panelist members on Sept. 25, 2003 during the CNBC/Wall Street Journal Democratic Candidates debate held at Pace University in New York City. ep/Julie Jacobson/pool UPI
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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) 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.

Carol Elizabeth Moseley was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended public and parochial schools. She attended Ruggles School for elementary school, and she attended Parker High School (now the site of Paul Robeson High School) in Chicago. Her father, Joseph Moseley, was a Chicago police officer and jail guard and her mother, Edna, was a medical technician in a hospital. Both her parents were Catholic. The family lived in a segregated middle class neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago. Her parents divorced when she was in her teens, and she lived with her grandmother. She began her college studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, but dropped out after four months. She then majored in political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1972.

As an attorney, Moseley Braun was a prosecutor in the United States Attorney's office in Chicago from 1973 to 1977. An Assistant United States Attorney, she worked primarily in the civil and appellate law areas. Her work in housing, health policy, and environmental law won her the Attorney General's Special Achievement Award.

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