Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun apologized to opponent Patricia
Van Pelt-Watkins for calling her a crack addict at a forum on Sunday.
"I want to apologize to her, to the congregations and members of Trinity
United Church and of New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist church and all of
the families and friends of those who are or who have been caught up in
the tragedy of drug use. I meant no disrespect of the sanctuaries in
which campaign tensions spilled over," the former U.S. Senator said in a press conference this afternoon at a church on Chicago's West Side.
Moseley Braun shot the damaging comment at Van Pelt-Watkins over the weekend when the latter accused the former Ambassador of being missing-in-action when it comes to Chicago politics after having lost her bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 1998.