St. Louis Public Radio News
4:22 pm
Fri January 17, 2003

Carol Moseley-Braun for President?

Chicago, IL – Illinois' former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun is expected to announce her future political plans today.

Two Chicago newspapers say the Chicago Democrat may be considering a run for president next year. They report she has told national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe that she will not seek a Senate campaign rematch with the man who defeated her in 1998, Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald.

The reports also say Moseley-Braun asked McAuliffe to hold a spot for her among the 2004 presidential candidates at the Democratic National Committee's meeting next month.

McAuliffe tells the Chicago Tribune that he would welcome a Moseley-Braun candidacy. Moseley-Braun is the only black woman to be elected to the U.S.
Senate.