Braun left as main black candidate in Chicago race

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    Braun left as main black candidate in Chicago race

    CHICAGO – Carol Moseley Braun, the first black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, has emerged as the sole prominent African American candidate in the Chicago mayor's race after the withdrawal of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.

    Davis' decision, announced at a New Year's Eve news conference, followed weeks of pressure from many African American leaders who believe that only a consensus black candidate can beat former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and other prominent contenders in the race to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley.

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    And on Saturday morning, Davis and State Sen. James Meeks, who ended his own run for mayor days ago, appeared at a rally at the Rainbow Push Coalition with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush to drum up support for Braun.

    "We believe that our community needed to see some unity . . . they needed to see togetherness and we need one African American candidate for mayor of the city of Chicago.," Meeks said to loud applause.

    Braun left as main black candidate in Chicago race - Yahoo! News

    i still can't believe rahm was ruled eligible, he isn't....

    that said....i can only imagine the racist howls if white people got together to stand behind someone (white) due to their race....imgaine white people banding together to defeat a black candidate....

    racism won't end until its called out for everyone
     
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    Braun is a racist and anti-semite as well as being a crook.
    No wonder she is a leading candidate in Chicago, where they appreciate that sort of thing.
     
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    how is she a racist and anti semite?
     
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    that was my thoughts as well
    i'd need to see some proof before i would believe it

    i dont think she is all that great of a candidate, but i wouldn't go THAT far
     
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    shes tainted. traveling outside congressional purview to a sanctioned nation, money disappearance and she played the race card big time on a wapo journalist/editor?, (will or brooks?)...cannot remember and I don't really care. Chicago will go on as it has, its a fight over who can stuff the most ballot boxes or buy the precincts....is there even rep in the race?:lol:
     
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    i'm a little surprised no lefties have commented on the racial factor in this....

    i know for a fact if this was some white southern governorship race where the whites grouped together to beat a dem black candidate....it would be national news and sharkton and rev. jasscan would be there....ravi would be wailing with tears and decrying how evil the gop is and truthmatters would be -- fucking racist rightwingers....

    you know its true
     
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    I am so glad I moved from that state.
     
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    :rolleyes: Notice Kendrick Meek failed? It was because he was a poor candidate, not because he is black.

    You're skirting the edge of racism, Yurt, and it isn't pretty.
     
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    Your analyses is quite wrong. Meek failed because he is a racist and couldn't find a way to stuff ballots outside his black neighborhood.
     
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    Whatever happened to the GOP courting black voters?
     

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