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Condoleezza Rice helps the fight against breast cancer

June 7, 2008 |  9:28 am

While the spotlight in Washington today was on the National Building Museum, the site of Hillary Clinton's highly anticipated concession speech in the Democratic presidential race, the morningSecretary of State Condi Rice speaks at the annual Race for the Cure in Washington in 2006 began with thousands gathering near the Mall for the annual Race for the Cure to benefit breast cancer research.

Condoleezza Rice was among those who helped kick off the event, and in comments to the crowd the never-married secretary of State sparked interest with a reference to "a very important man in my life."

President Bush, of course, long has been the mentor of Rice, who's become a real fitness buff, as The Ticket has reported. But that's not who she had in mind. The Swamp's Bay Fang was there, and provides the answer here, along with perspective on Rice's particular interest in battling breast cancer.

-- Don Frederick

Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Wolf