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CHICAGO

Braun raps Clinton for backing Emanuel

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun says Bill Clinton’s decision to campaign for Rahm Emanuel amounts to an outsider helping an outsider in the Chicago mayoral race.

Her comments Wednesday make her the second mayoral candidate to question the ex-president’s endorsement of Mr. Emanuel in the race to replace Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, who is also running for mayor, warned Mr. Clinton that he could jeopardize his “long and fruitful relationship” with the black community if he campaigns for Mr. Emanuel instead of one of the two leading black candidates running — Mr. Davis or Mrs. Braun.

A campaign spokesman for Mr. Emanuel declined to comment Wednesday. Messages left for a Clinton spokeswoman were not immediately returned.

VIRGINIA

Tea Party activist seeks GOP Senate nomination

RICHMOND | Virginia Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke has filed a notice of candidacy to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

The Chesterfield County resident recently stepped down as chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots. The Senate seat is held by Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who hasn’t said whether he plans to run again in 2012.

Miss Radtke told the Richmond Times-Dispatch she plans to make a more formal announcement in January.

Other Republicans considering running against Mr. Webb include former Sen. George Allen, whom Mr. Webb unseated in 2006; state Delegate Robert G. Marshall of Prince William County; and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart.

OHIO

Court ruling prompts new Ohio rules

COLUMBUS | Ohio has unveiled new disclosure requirements in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year that eased restrictions on campaign spending.

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