Chicago Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun Calls Opponent a Crack Addict At Candidate Forum (Video)

She had a small chance of being mayor if Rahm Emanuel was found ineligible, but tonight mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun lashed out at fellow candidate Patricia Van-Pelt Watkins at a candidate forum. Oddly, it was held at the Trinity United Church of Christ...Here the video of the exchange, this gets ugly...


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Chicago - Carol Moseley Braun quickly exited a mayoral candidate forum at a South Side church Sunday, after lashing out at her opponent with language many in the audience found shocking.

Braun and fellow candidate Patricia Van-Pelt Watkins were in a heated discussion about which candidate was more in touch with the community when Braun went on the attack.

The former U.S. senator accused Watkins of being "strung out on crack" for the years Braun was in office.

"Patricia, the reason you didn't know where I was the last 20 years is because you were strung out on crack," Braun said from the altar of Trinity United Church of Christ at 95th and Egglesworth.

"I was not strung out on crack. I don't have a record," Braun said. "I in fact have spent years of my life working and fighting for this community as the only black United States senator from 1992 to 1998, as the only ambassador. So I don't want to hear it from you, sweetie."

Braun was set off when Watkins questioned which of the two had more experience working on the streets of Chicago.

Watkins is an admitted former drug user who has been sober 25 years. She earned a Ph.D. and now runs a church and ministers in the community.
Here's the clip on YouTube, you have to turn it up. Carol Moseley Braun also accuses Watkins of "being in a cult" in this clip here, that's not in the above clip...

In other news, it looks like Rahm Emanuel will probably avoid a runoff...