Convicted Felon Running for Congress
Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) has announced that she’s running for Congress again after her conviction on 18 counts stemming from fraud was overturned last year.
Although Brown’s conviction was overturned, she just pleaded guilty to one count of fraud last month as part of a plea deal. A federal judge sentenced Brown to time served — roughly two years and eight months.
“I’ve represented most of the people of the new 10th District during my 24 years in Congress and I always earned huge support in this region,” Brown said in a press release.
“Now I see our hard-won gains are being taken away from us. Minorities have lost opportunities to elect candidates of their choice because of the recent gerrymandering in the State of Florida.”
Also vying for Florida’s 10th District seat is civil rights lawyer Natalie Jackson, who served as Brown’s co-counsel during her trial.
“I helped the people of Orlando when the Pulse shooting happened. I helped when the hurricanes hit. I worked with the community by coordinating relief aid after an earthquake devastated Haiti. And I led the fight when Trayvon Martin was viciously gunned down,” Brown said.
“I carry the people of Orlando in my heart wherever I go. And they have responded with an outcry of support and prayer that has touched my heart. To them I say, thank you for your continued prayers and support! I will continue to fight to make sure your voice is heard. To God be the glory!”