Former NAACP head announces Senate bid Chris Buell at 10:39 AM ET
[JURIST] Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume [Wikipedia profile] has announced that he will run for US Senate in 2006, entering the race for the MD seat that Sen. Paul Sarbanes said Friday he would vacate after his current term. Mfume, 56, announced his candidacy Monday during a news conference. He is a former five-term US Congressman and led the NAACP [official website] from 1996 until his resignation [Baltimore Sun report] on Dec. 1, 2004. Mfume was largely credited with turning the group around from scandal and debt during his tenure. AP has more.
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