Rep. Corrine Brown strikes me as a relatively fearless politician. Which is why it's not out of character that she's thrown her hat in as a possible candidate for the Democratic nomination for Florida's open senate seat, even if it means challenging front runner, family friend, and colleague Rep. Kendrick Meek.
A poll she commissioned says she would have about equal name recognition, and support across the state as Meek. She expects to decide in the next six months.
The problem with Brown is that maybe she's a little too fearless, as in she says what she thinks. She's called the Bush administration "racist" and "a bunch of white men." She told Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and a Mexican-American assistant Secretary of State that, "you all look alike to me."
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