Sen. Carol Moseley Braun Only five African Americans have been elected to the Senate. And only one was a woman, Carol Moseley Braun, of Illinois. The former presidential candidate talks about whether women leaders are held to a higher standard.
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Sen. Carol Moseley Braun

Sen. Carol Moseley Braun

Sen. Carol Moseley Braun

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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun in Chicago, Sept. 12, 2003. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun in Chicago, Sept. 12, 2003.

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Braun says she started in the Senate using polite, "girl words" to get her point across. That didn't last long.

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Braun talks about the standards women candidates are held to on the campaign trail and in office.

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Braun offers her perspective on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) presidential candidacy.

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Braun says a woman candidate's race can complicate things, but it doesn't have to.

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Only five African-Americans have been elected to the Senate. And only one was a woman: Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois.

Braun is the first and only African-American woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate and a former ambassador to New Zealand.

The former presidential candidate talks about whether women leaders are held to a higher standard, in part 2 of a series on women in leadership positions.