The first and only black woman ever elected to the United States Senate was in Iowa this weekend to say she’s thinking about a run for the White House. Carol Moseley-Braun will file papers this week to form her presidential campaign committee. Moseley-Braun says she believes the country’s on the wrong track, and she has ideas for putting the U.S. back on the right track. Moseley-Braun says she’ll offer “clarity.” She says we should not go to war “unilaterally by ourselves” and should not have budget deficits.Moseley-Braun served on term as a United States Senator from Illinois. When she lost her reelection bid in 1998, President Clinton appointed her Ambassador to New Zealand. Moseley-Braun dismissed the idea her ’98 defeat disqualifies her from seeking the Presidency. Moseley-Braun says she’s won 15 elections and lost one — a race in which she says she was outspent by 10-million dollars and lost by less than one percent of the vote. Moseley-Braun also served in the Illinois House and is a former assistant U.S. Attorney. Moseley-Braun appeared an event this past weekend in Des Moines that was organized by “American Women Presidents” — an organization that’s promoting the idea of electing a woman President.
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