A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Former NAACP head announces Senate bid

[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.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.