Carol Mosley Braun announces she will run for mayor of Chicago
CHICAGO — Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun kicked off her campaign for Chicago mayor Saturday by reintroducing herself to voters, some of whom weren’t even born when she last won election in 1992.
Braun, who runs an organic food company, was the last of six major candidates to formally declare her candidacy to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley, who has presided over the city for more than 20 years but announced in September that he wouldn’t seek a seventh term. The former senator joins a crowded field that includes former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
“While the city has many challenges: creating jobs, balancing our budget, fixing our schools, protecting our seniors and our children and making our government more accountable to the people, I stand before you today in the fervent belief that there is no city in this country better positioned for progress and opportunity for all its citizens than Chicago,” Braun told more than 100 supporters at an outdoor rally on Chicago’s lakefront with the skyline as her backdrop.
I’m mostly posting to let everyone know what’s going on in the Chicago mayor’s race. Mosley-Braun is a decent person, but she’s a liberal Democrat and neither my father nor I would ever vote for her.