Moseley Braun Also Tells Bill Clinton to Butt Out
She and Rep. Danny Davis don't want him helping Rahm Emanuel
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2010 1:04 PM CST
Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(Newser) – Things continue to get nice and contentious in the Chicago mayor's race: Today, mayoral hopeful Carol Moseley Braun added her own stern warning to Bill Clinton not to campaign for his old pal Rahm Emanuel. The former senator says Clinton will risk his relations with the black community if he follows through on plans to help Emanuel ahead of the February vote, reports Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun-Times.

"Bill Clinton is an outsider parachuting in to support another outsider," said Braun. "He should stay home and avoid the cold." Her statement follows that of fellow black candidate Rep. Danny Davis, who yesterday said Clinton's ties with African Americans will be "fractured and perhaps even broken" if he steps in, notes the AP. The reason for the quick responses: Blacks make up 35% of the city's population, and both candidates need a strong showing against heavily favored Emanuel.

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Dec 29, 2010 8:18 PM CST
What is ironic about this "tempest in a teapot" is that Ms. Braun was appointed by Clinton to be ambassador to New Zealand in 1999 (not a bad gig, if you can get it). So she repays Clinton's political favor with demanding he stay out of Chicago politics? That is a strange request, to be sure, as Bill Clinton bailed her out in a big way when she lost her Senate seat in '98. What ever happened to having some class? Oh, this is Chicago. Right. Scratch that.
Dec 29, 2010 6:44 PM CST
Bubba has more political clout than anyone else and the coolest ex-president of all time. The put the underdogs rifed with corruptions at disadvantage.
Dec 29, 2010 6:19 PM CST
Isn't this the One Term Senator, Welfare Fraud Queen of Chicago? Enough said.