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Crusading for a second chance ; The former U.S. senator strives to revitalize her tarnished political image. But her campaign has little money and she left behind a trail of disillusioned supporters. Series: THE CONTENDERS: CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN. The first in a series of profiles of Democratic presidential candidates.
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Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Political campaigns; Candidates; Personal profiles; Series & special reports; Presidential elections
Author: Mihalopoulos, Dan
Date: Oct 23, 2003
Start Page: 1
Section: Tempo
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The story begins on Aug. 16, 1947, on the South Side where Braun grew up as the oldest of four children born to a mother who worked as a medical technician and a police officer father. Braun made her first run for elective office, a successful bid for student government secretary, as an undergraduate political science major at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While Braun says she marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Gage Park in 1966, classmates do not remember her as a firebrand.

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