03/10/2011 11:34 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Carey, Adviser To Carol Moseley Braun, Weighs In On Her Campaign

Tom Carey, 56, has been working for candidates here--from Rich Daley to John Stroger--since he was 25. One day in January, the political strategist received a call from a local lawyer who was volunteering for Carol Moseley Braun. The man told Carey he would pick him up to take him to a meeting, but didn't say with whom. Carey was soon in the Hyde Park home of Moseley Braun, talking politics with the woman who, at the time, was hoping for a runoff with Rahm Emanuel. She finished fourth in the race, with about nine percent of the vote. Carey, who said his role in the campaign was "unofficial adviser" to Moseley Braun, spoke to me in a telephone interview on Monday.

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