Skip to comments.Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat
Posted on 04/23/2012 7:57:57 AM PDT by Prov1322
Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is preparing to run for her old 4th Congressional district seat on the Green Party ticket.
Andy Manis, AP Cynthia McKinney, a former congresswoman, ran for president as the Green Party candidate in 2008.
McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006 after serving six terms in Congress and has kept a low profile since returning to Atlanta from the San Francisco area where she moved in 2007.
Since February she has made a few public appearances in her old district but stayed low key with her plans. She filed paperwork April 2 with the Federal Elections Commission declaring her intention to run.
Tracked down at her mothers home Thursday by a reporter from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McKinney declined to comment and ordered the reporter off the property.
Last week she was recruiting volunteers to collect the 18,860 signatures of registered voters shell need by August 6 to get on the newly redrawn 4th district ballot, according the Georgia Secretary of States office.
A lightning-rod political figure, McKinney, 55, was defeated in 2006 by Johnson after a much-publicized run-in with a U.S. Capitol police officer and her accusations that the Bush administration may have known beforehand about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In 2008 she won the Green Party nomination and ran for president. McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente were on the ballot in 31 states, but not Georgia.
The party had hoped with McKinney's name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote.
In the summer of 2009, McKinney made international news for her involvement in the Free Gaza Movement, during which she was detained after a ship she was aboard carrying humanitarian supplies was stopped by the Israeli Navy for allegedly running a blockade.
Back in Atlanta, McKinneys associates in the Green Party which she joined in 2007 after quitting the Democratic Party have closed ranks in support.
Her former Green Party campaign manager, Hugh Esco, said Wednesday he could not confirm McKinney plans to run, as first reported by the Atlanta Progressive News. I would call that report a wild rumor, said Esco.
Frank Redding, a friend of McKinneys late father, former state legislator Billy McKinney, who has known Cynthia since childhood, said Thursday hes not surprised to hear shes back in her old district and making the rounds for a political rebirth.
Shes been around and been more visible and I believe shes going to make a run, though Ive not had a personal conversation with her, said Redding. But anywhere she runs in South Dekalb County shes going to be viable.
The new District 4 contains about two-thirds of DeKalb County including the cities of Stone Mountain and Scottdale, and portions of Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale counties.
Other former supporters question whether McKinney has the resources or enough remaining clout and presence in the district she left six years ago to get the signatures needed to get on the ballot.
Thats going to be the real challenge for her, said John Evans, who handled McKinneys last congressional campaign, in 2006.
Jan Selman, a Decatur political consultant and former McKinney supporter who backed Hank Johnson in 2006, said she still supports Johnson, and doubts most voters will "get off the rail" and vote Green Party, no matter the candidate.
She said she would never underestimate McKinney. "She's a very determined person," said Selman. But we need someone in the 4th district with tenure. Hanks been in there three terms. I cant see that changing right now.
“The party had hoped with McKinney’s name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. “
How desperate are you and poor your discernment when someone says... YES with Mckinney we will have the name recognition to win!
I can think of 3 female bigots in congress right now that are angry and not bright at all.
One in Texas, California and Florida. I don’t think America can handle another one. Especially another Anti-America socialist.
The socialist / communist is everywhere in north america... yet few realize how easy they are to defeat, and how easily they could be relegated into the shadows and closets where they belong... How, you ask, can this be done?...
Allen West has just released a list of over 80 people in the house and senate that are card carrying communists...
take this list, and match it with the district that this commie was elected from...
Commit to spending NO money, that is, not a damn dime in this district, or to any business located in this district..
Now, here is where it gets hard.. most, if not all, professional sports teams are located in communist districts...
I am not asking you to quit supporting your local team, just stop spending money in the district that they are located in... this includes parking lots, bars, restaurants, souvenier stands, food carts, or anything located in the communist district..
You see, commies need cash just like any other organization in the United States of America..
Starve the communists... starve the socialists ( yes, this includes romney, bohner, sontorum, the bushes, the clintons and anyone else who is the enemy )....
If you wish to defeat the communist / socialist empire, it is easy.... just say NO..
What kind of people live in the CD?
|Georgia, 4th Congressional District||Below 20|
|Severe mental retardation||2034|
|Moderate mental retardation||3549|
|Mild mental retardation||5069|
|Borderline intellectual functioning||7084|
You know you’re not the sharpest knife in the drawer when a person like Hank “Guam will capsize” Johnson is a mental giant compared to you. But please, Crazee Cindy—go right ahead and prove your irrelevance once and for all.
This woman is a cuckoo nut.
Shes angry and not very bright.
Wonderful combination of traits.
This is so true, and I know because I live in the 4th here in GA. They grabbed the north section of DeKalb County where I live back when the Democrats controlled the state legislature, and the GOP hasn't been able to redraw the district thanks to the racists who keep bringing up the archaic Voting Rights Act here. Luckily the larger areas here are starting to incorporate as cities, and within the next 4 years they will have the chance to finally separate north DeKalb from the 4th. The news that McKinney is running on the Green Party ticket is a good thing, we've been hoping for it actually. The racists idiots that make up the southern half of this county still like her, and it could possibly split the vote enough to allow the GOP to take the 4th. It's a long shot, but it's possible. 12 years ago a black GOP female candidate came within 6 points of McKinney. I will praise the day when the McKinneys and Hank Johnson's of the world aren't representing my district.
Sheila Jackson Lee has taken over for Cynthia McKinney in the cuckoo department.
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I thought we lost our village idiot.
She could stage an IQ contest between herself and Joe Biden. I’d pay to see that!!
A product of the pubic....er....public education system?
What drugs is that fool on?
Gads, the era of Idiocracy is already here!
...McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006...”
Would this be the same Hank Johnson who was worried that too many Marines would tip Guam over???
Way to go 4th District voters...you replaced a shrieking lunatic with a complete idiot.
Yeah, there’s some REAL intellectual statesmanship there, baby....
She has to run. There won’t be any more Qaddafi money.