Democratic Presidential Contenders

Former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, the only African-American woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, announces she will establish a presidential exploratory committee. And Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO) formally launches his presidential campaign. Both join a growing field of Democrat presidential hopefuls. Join host Neal Conan for a look at the contenders and their issues.

Guests:

Ken Rudin
* NPR Political Editor

Governor Mario Cuomo
* Former Democratic Governor of New York

Donna Brazile
* Democratic Strategist
* Al Gore's Presidential Campaign Manager in the 2000 election

Senator Paul Simon
* Former Democratic Senator from Illinois
* Director of the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

David Yepsen
* Political Columnist for the Des Moines Register

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