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Corrine Brown promises 99-year-old woman breakfast, stands her up

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On Saturday morning, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown attended a breakfast fundraiser for her re-election campaign headlined by Martin Luther King III. Unfortunately, not everyone who expected to be at the event was there. Virgie Coleman, a 99-year-old woman who Brown met during a visit to the Lane Wiley Senior Center where Coleman volunteers three times a week, was not there. Why does Coleman’s absence matter? Because Brown, after taking photographs with Coleman, told the almost-centenarian that she would be picked up…

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