ďGenerally speaking, my political career was built on goodwill and accommodation,Ē Al says. And so, when Alís good will and accommodation bring him to vote to confirm Clarence Thomas for a seat on the Supreme Court, his luck runs out and his party chooses Carol Moseley Braun to run for Alís seat. Al goes home to southern Illinois.
And thatís what happened to Al.
Randolph Walerius is an analyst for the CQ Roll Call Washington Securities Briefing.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.