Carol Moseley Braun
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"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.

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