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  In Seeking Presidency, Braun Could Win Back Reputation
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Last EditedCed  Dec 18, 2003 09:10am
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MediaNewspaper - New York Times
News DateThursday, December 18, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThough she made history a decade ago as the first African-American woman in the United States Senate, she lost her job after one term, her reputation clouded by accusations of ethical misconduct. Now she falls in the lower chunk of Democratic candidates in most polls. She cannot be running to win.

Ms. Braun, 56, is here, her allies say, to bring a different perspective to the political dialogue to talk about women, about African-Americans, about the same ordinary people her father would not stop talking about in the late 70's, when Ms. Braun first ran for office in Illinois. Her father, as she retells the story, drove the streets of the Chicago South Side in a battered green station wagon, blaring his message from a bullhorn: "Fight the greedy, help the needy, vote for Carol Moseley Braun!"

But there is an added dimension this time around, say some who know Ms. Braun: a mission to win back her reputation.
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