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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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
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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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people.
Carol Moseley Braun


I believe that our message of rebuilding America is one that will resonate with the American people.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


I think Americans want to believe in this country again.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


I want people who believe in my message and where I am on issues to support me.
Carol Moseley Braun


I want to rebuild America.
Carol Moseley Braun


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


I was very productive as a senator for my state.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


I'm a results-oriented person and my Senate record shows that.
Carol Moseley Braun


I'm committed to universal health coverage and education.
Carol Moseley Braun


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.
Carol Moseley Braun


If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore.
Carol Moseley Braun


Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote.
Carol Moseley Braun ​


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