Carol Moseley Braun Concedes Chicago Mayor’s Race

CHICAGO (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has conceded the race for mayor of Chicago, telling supporter she “gave it her best.”

Braun received just over 8.7 percent of the vote Tuesday with 87 percent of precincts reporting.

The election brings to an end Braun’s attempt at a political comeback.

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She was elected as the country’s first black female U.S. senator in 1992 and served one term before falling largely out of the public eye.

She faced five opponents in the race for mayor, including former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago Public Schools President Gery Chico and Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle.

Braun was outspent in the campaign.

And an attempt to get support behind her as the black “consensus candidate” fizzled.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

  • MAP

    I can’t be believe she almost got as many votes as Miguel del Valle.
    Are there that many misled souls?

  • Really?

    @ MAP unfortunatley yes:( I wouldnt want her to run my hoe house let alone City!

  • west town dude

    since she has such a successful business she should have no problem repaying her campaign debt

  • righttrack

    She fell out of the public eye – now if she’d just fall down a flight of stairs.

  • keith

    I never liked her and emanuel shouldnt have never been on the ballet ,,,,,another fixed machine

  • Parker

    You were a loser before, and you are a loser now. Hopefully, we have heard the last from you.

  • jim

    Is Carol a RACIST? taking the black vote for granted but blacks like whites do not vote for race alone or Obama would not be president why did she even say publically that she will take the black vote and you guys drop out or I’m taking my toys home and will run after all because we all know Im better qualified and have experiance!

  • streamwood bill

    The wicked witch is dead! thank god she is now a piece of, ummm, history. I hope she goes away and leaves us alone. Jesse Jackson….you got punked by this goon…but you knew that carol was dead meat. you ensured that a black is not mayor until your son can resurrect again ! Reverend, we are not stupid!

  • Shady

    Now she can go crawl back under the rock she came out of. She was in it to get some money and she did.

  • Toon

    I wouldn’t allow this racist to watch my dog. Thank heavens she’s now been put in her place. Hopefully she’ll have the wisdom to stay out of the public eye, but somehow I doubt that she will. I’m sure in her mind that 9% is enough to become a perpetual pain in the side of all Chicagoans for quite some time to come. Please, Ms Braun…go back to your life and leave us all alone..
    Maybe Egpyt could use a one dimensional politician like yourself to run things there? I hear it’s lovely in Cairo in the Spring.

  • Jerry O Henderson

    There is no way to compete with money power.that is why he won.the back room deals had already been laid out.wake up and smell the roses.

  • brian rutledge

    Carol don’t hang your head low we going to alway’s remember your service to this state

  • Change Chicago

    next time Ms Braun runs for something tell Danny Davis to keep his RACIST remarks to himself!!

  • Ted Richardson

    It is time for “old school” politicians like Ms. Braun and Mr. Davis to step away and yield to younger, more progressive and inclusive individuals to run for office. Just because someone is black is no reason to think they are entitled and automatically qualified. You have to look at what the individual stands for and if they are a person that is respected and have a vision and plan that benefits everyone, regardless of race, religion or creed.

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