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.

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