All-Access: Rolling With Carol Moseley Braun

CHICAGO (CBS) –- All access is a relative term.

Sure, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was taken behind the scenes at the nerve center of Carol Moseley Braun’s operation. But she was more than a little nervous about showing certain maps and charts.

“A person who gets into the real weeds about elections can look at maps and no exactly what our strategy (is) and where we plan to deploy our forces election day,” Braun said, shooing away the CBS 2 crew.

It’s crunch time for Carol’s troops.

Friday, Braun got her first look at the campaign’s mobile media van with its multiple video screens. Without money for TV, innovative ways to get her message out are critical.

No opportunity is overlooked.

Her combination rolling billboard and traveling campaign office gets her from place to place to deliver the message about how she differs from the other candidates.

“We’re a poor campaign with a rich message,” she often says. She recalls similar circumstances during the final week of the U.S. Senate primary in 1992.

“The day we went out street-campaigning, I had $128 in the bank,” Braun said. “Panic time, and you know, the next week I was the nominee for the United States Senate.”

And so it goes, voter by voter.

“We’re doing it, shoestring budget but we’re doing it,” Braun says.

“We are able to get more out of a day, get more out of a message because our faith propels our actions,” she added.

  • righttrack

    Braun is nothing more than a hemmorroid on the butt of Chicago !!!

  • Zee

    Carol epitomizes how to do a lot with a little; something that Black women have done forever. Braun’s legacy of service, proven track record and list of legislative accomplishments for working people is right up there with Wellstone, Simon and Richard Newhouse. Informed voters, those who bother to to get the facts know this. If this election was based on credentials, resume and proven track record Carol ought to win hands down…but we all know that ism’s and irrational emotion will dominate some people’s thinking. Chicago has been known to get beyond the isms and we hope people’s better angels and intellect will emerge.

    I live downtown. I am not so greedy that I need a mayor who will only take care of my neighborhood. Being blessed and assured of my comfort, i want a mayor who will be good for all families in every neighborhood, whose policies will exclude none and include everyone.

  • Rahm is a child of God I just do not like his legislative record for working people

    Yeah Rahm voted to prevent sellers of downed meat from being sued for selling bad meat. Downed meat is from animals who are to sick to walk unnassisted. There’s something very not Kosher about that.

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