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If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore. ---->>>

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.

Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible. ---->>>

Well, if you pick a fight with somebody that's smaller than you and you beat them, where's the honor in that? ---->>>

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything. ---->>>

I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents. ---->>>

Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote. ---->>>

And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face. ---->>>

We must invest in infrastructure development and rebuilding communities to create jobs. ---->>>

I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow. ---->>>

I believe that our message of rebuilding America is one that will resonate with the American people. ---->>>

I think Americans want to believe in this country again. ---->>>

I want people who believe in my message and where I am on issues to support me. ---->>>

I'm a results-oriented person and my Senate record shows that. ---->>>

I'm committed to universal health coverage and education. ---->>>

It's not impossible for a woman - a Black woman - to become President. ---->>>

We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment. ---->>>

All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt. ---->>>

I think that we have a responsibility to make certain that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure, frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills. ---->>>

I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States. ---->>>

The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote. ---->>>

The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it. ---->>>

There are a number of steps that we can take to reinvigorate and rebuild the economic and the physical infrastructure of our country and then to rebuild us, frankly, on a spiritual level. ---->>>

The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot. ---->>>

Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people. ---->>>

I want to rebuild America. ---->>>

I was the only person of color in the Senate, and my colleagues were Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Trent Lott. ---->>>

I was very productive as a senator for my state. ---->>>

New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party. ---->>>

To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them. ---->>>

I think it does suggest that the American people really do want to listen to somebody who actually has some solutions, some answers, and gives them some hope. ---->>>

I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates. ---->>>

I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed. ---->>>

People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience. ---->>>

So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-16, 1947
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Occupation: Politician
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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African-American Senator, the first African-American U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U (wikipedia)