"Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun", also sometimes "Moseley-Braun", is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female Black Senators/African-American Senator, the first African-American U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first Women in the United States Senate#List of female U.S. Senators/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 U.S. presidential election, 2004/2004 U.S. presidential election. Following the public announcement by Richard M. Daley that he would not seek re-election, in November 2010, Braun began her Chicago mayoral election, 2011/campaign for Mayor of Chicago. The former Senator Chicago mayoral election, 2011/placed fourth in a field of six candidates, losing the February 22, 2011, election to Rahm Emanuel.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Carol Moseley Braun on Wikipedia.
People tried to dismiss my candidacy when I ran for the United States Senate against an incumbent in 1992, and I had little money... And so I believe that so long as we have enough to keep going, to keep our operation going, to get to the point that people -- the people can speak, not just the money. The money primary is one thing, but the people's votes in the end will determine who wins.Carol Moseley Braun