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Cynthia McKinney hints at running for office again
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9/21/07 | Jim Galloway

Posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:53 PM PDT by LdSentinal

Now that she's turned down a run for the White House, and has largely paid down the debt from her 2006 congressional defeat, Cynthia McKinney is dropping mega-hints that she's ready for a return to the Georgia political scene.

On her Web site, she's invited supporters to send their thoughts on the "possibilities facing her in the 2008 electoral cycle." But otherwise, she is making no commitment. "You can wait until next year," she told Roll Call newspaper this week, after a Washington appearance.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, who took her 4th District congressional seat following a bitter Democratic primary run-off, says he assumes he'll be the target of any renewed McKinney ambition.

"We feel good about our ability to continue to represent the district," he said in an interview.

Perhaps not by coincidence, the first-term congressman will appear this afternoon at the side of presidential candidate Barack Obama, at a rally of 2,000-plus people planned for the Georgia World Congress Center.

But Congress isn't McKinney's only option next year.

Though he claims no special knowledge, John Evans, who was McKinney's campaign manager in '06, said there is a possibility that she could run for CEO of DeKalb County government next year. Democratic incumbent Vernon Jones is term-limited, and is in the midst of a campaign for U.S. Senate.

"I have no earthly idea what she plans to do," said Evans, a former DeKalb County commissioner.

"When and if she decides anything she's going to do, she will share it with us and we'll decide whether or not we want to get on the train," he said.

Efforts to contact McKinney directly for this article were unsuccessful.

Elected six times to Congress and defeated twice, McKinney remains one of the best known and most polarizing political figures in Georgia — the object of both extreme loyalty and tenacious opposition in DeKalb County.

She has spent much of this year testing the waters for a presidential campaign under the banner of the Green Party. This month, citing the "level of development" within the party, and "my own long postponed personal priorities," McKinney opted out.

But throughout her presidential explorations, said Evans, her ex-campaign manager, McKinney has paid particular attention to paying down an '06 campaign debt of nearly $45,000.

McKinney is now within $6,200, according to her web site, www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com — where she's also offering autographed campaign T-shirts for $100 each, suitable for framing or wearing.

"Please give generously," says the web site. "Together we can help prepare our congresswoman for her next step in service to our nation's people."

Johnson thinks it unlikely that, as a freshman congressman, he'll escape a re-match with McKinney. In preparation, he's gone to great lengths to raise his profile — and yet maintain a quiet demeanor.

"We have to have professionalism in that position," he said.

William Boone, a political scientist at Clark Atlanta University, gives short shrift to speculation that McKinney might run for CEO of DeKalb County.

"It's a hard-working position — similar to a mayor. You don't have the excess of time that you would have as a member of Congress," he observed.

Congress offers its members a higher profile and an opportunity to set their own agendas, Boone said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgia; jews; madeyemckinney; mckinney; nut

1 posted on 09/21/2007 8:07:57 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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2 posted on 09/21/2007 8:08:58 PM PDT by South40
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To: LdSentinal; fieldmarshaldj; Norman Bates; GeorgefromGeorgia; RobFromGa

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 09/21/2007 8:09:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: South40

The PERFECT “face of the Democrat Party”.


4 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

The perfect mindset also.


5 posted on 09/21/2007 8:11:58 PM PDT by South40
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To: Clintonfatigued
"I have no earthly idea what she plans to do," said Evans, a former DeKalb County commissioner.

Wrong planet, Jack.

6 posted on 09/21/2007 8:12:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: LdSentinal
McKinney has paid particular attention to paying down an '06 campaign debt of nearly $45,000.

Other than donations to her web site, how does looney toons pay down this debt?

Even better, how does she buy groceries, pay the rent, etc. Does she have a job?

7 posted on 09/21/2007 8:14:18 PM PDT by upchuck (Psychiatrists have labeled George Bush's South-of-the-Border obsession as mexicosis. ~ firehat)
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8 posted on 09/21/2007 8:16:21 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (Don't taze me, bro!)
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To: Lancey Howard
The PERFECT “face of the Democrat Party”.
9 posted on 09/21/2007 8:16:52 PM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: LdSentinal

Go for it … your freakoid constituency will guarantee your election. We would have yet another dem to laugh at.


10 posted on 09/21/2007 8:17:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: LdSentinal
Now that she's turned down a run for the White House

too unreal..in a related story, actor/producer/director/drunk Danny Devito has turned down a run at being the Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback..developing..

11 posted on 09/21/2007 8:17:35 PM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: South40

LOL!

The question was, “What happens when you combine arrogance with stupididty?”


12 posted on 09/21/2007 8:21:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Lil'freeper

Buckwheat after a ten day crack binge?

13 posted on 09/21/2007 8:21:31 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: LdSentinal

Run Cindy run!

I wish she would run for President with Cindy Sheehan as her running mate. Wouldn’t a Cindy/Cindy ticket be dreamy!


14 posted on 09/21/2007 8:22:11 PM PDT by Lorianne
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15 posted on 09/21/2007 8:24:13 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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16 posted on 09/21/2007 8:25:18 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Clintonfatigued

No comebacks for her! LOL


17 posted on 09/21/2007 8:25:49 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: LdSentinal
The mandatory picture........


18 posted on 09/21/2007 8:29:10 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: LdSentinal
Cynthia McKinney hints at running for office again

Latest reports say that she is gearing up to be Ron Paul's VEEP running mate should he get the nomination, which is a likely possibility. /s
19 posted on 09/21/2007 8:30:39 PM PDT by no dems (In the General Election; we must not let America forget that Fidel Castro endorsed Clinton/Obama)
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To: LdSentinal

Great news!!!! She’s always good for a laugh or two. Nothing like adding yet another blathering idiot to the mix of traitors in the RAT comppund!


20 posted on 09/21/2007 8:32:37 PM PDT by zerosix (<Native Sunflower>)
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To: LdSentinal

Great news!!!! She’s always good for a laugh or two. Nothing like adding yet another blathering idiot to the mix of traitors in the RAT comppund!


21 posted on 09/21/2007 8:32:56 PM PDT by zerosix (<Native Sunflower>)
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To: LdSentinal

What a stupid b**ch. I’ve said it before; she needs to be scrubbing toilets in Buckhead.


22 posted on 09/21/2007 8:38:33 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: LdSentinal
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I told's ya... she crazy!!!
23 posted on 09/21/2007 8:39:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: doc1019

I don’t see her chances being any better in ‘08 than they were in ‘06....


24 posted on 09/21/2007 9:04:51 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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25 posted on 09/21/2007 9:09:28 PM PDT by FearlessFreep (How dare you break wind before me. Sorry, didn't realize it was your turn.)
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To: LdSentinal

I’m leaving this thread now before I post something that will get me tossed. (:^*)


26 posted on 09/21/2007 9:10:13 PM PDT by RoadKingSE
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"I wants ta be relected."

27 posted on 09/21/2007 9:16:34 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Where is the picture of her as looter guy?


28 posted on 09/21/2007 9:21:46 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: upchuck

Good question. You could ask the same about Jesse Jackson and
Al Sharpton (the two Revs).


29 posted on 09/21/2007 9:23:06 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Lil'freeper

AIeee! My eyes! I just gouged out my eyes!


30 posted on 09/21/2007 9:25:15 PM PDT by pankot
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To: LdSentinal

Alright!!!! Sweet Cynthia is back, WOOHOO!!!!

I have missed her scrumptious crazy-candy of rich, chocolaty lunacy filled with crunchy psychoses and then dipped in dark schizophrenic dementia.


31 posted on 09/21/2007 9:43:32 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: LdSentinal
A-HAHAHAHA!
Nappy-headed "ho!

32 posted on 09/22/2007 12:30:27 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.)
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To: LdSentinal
Separated at birth?

Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody (Brendan Gleeson)

33 posted on 09/22/2007 12:40:12 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: kb2614
Sweet Cynthia is back

Yep, just like something unpleasant that you're unable to scrape from your shoe.

34 posted on 09/22/2007 12:41:51 AM PDT by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: Sarajevo

She thought about running for president? I wonder how much they paid her off not to do that. That would be wild. Even if she got a tiny % of the far left vote that might be enough to tip the balance to the Republican.


35 posted on 09/22/2007 12:51:13 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: no dems

fitting...


36 posted on 09/22/2007 6:16:58 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: LdSentinal
Cynthia McKinney is a proverbial “sticky bogger” for the Democrat Party. She is also a “bellweather” for the social and political attitudes of the Negroes and “Black” politicians in Georgia and the “Black Political Caucus”.
37 posted on 09/22/2007 6:25:17 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: LdSentinal

Well, she’s gotta do somthin’ to make a livin’!


38 posted on 09/22/2007 6:37:20 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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