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McKinney Contemplating Run For Georgia US Senate Seat
CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/02 | Jim Burns

Posted on 08/26/2002 12:50:28 PM PDT by kattracks

(CNSNews.com) - Only days after losing the Democratic nomination for another term in the U.S. House, Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is already said to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2004.

If she did run for the Senate, McKinney would presumably challenge Democratic incumbent Zell Miller, who earlier this year called McKinney's comments about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks "loony."

McKinney last week lost the Democratic primary in Georgia's 4th District to state court judge Denise Majette. McKinney drew heavy support from the Muslim community, but could not overcome a determined Republican bid to oust her. Thousands of Republicans crossed over and voted for Majette in the Democratic primary, adding to Majette's considerable support from Jewish voters.

A statement on McKinney's website indicates that, "Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is going through all the letters and e-mails asking her to continue the struggle, to run again, to run for the U.S. Senate." The website promises that McKinney will soon announce her future plans.

McKinney drew criticism after she suggested the Bush administration ignored warnings about Sept. 11 in order for the president's big business friends to benefit from the war against terrorism.

She also said she would have accepted a $10 million check from a Saudi prince for the Sept. 11 victims. New York officials rejected that check after the prince suggested that U.S. policies toward the Middle East were partly to blame for the September attacks.

In 1992, McKinney became the first African-American woman from Georgia to be elected to the House. She had previously served two terms in the Georgia state legislature.

In her concession speech last week, McKinney said she is not leaving politics or the public arena completely.

"I have lost an election, but I maintain my spirit, my courage, my dignity and my commitment to the truth, to peace and to the future. There is still work to be done, God had a plan and God is not finished with me yet," she said.

But she also said she would finish her dissertation for her doctorate in international affairs and devote more time to her teenage son.

Her father, Georgia Democratic State Representative Billy McKinney, told an Atlanta television station, the reason his daughter lost her seat was because of "J-E-W-S."

The elder McKinney did not return phone calls on Monday seeking comment on a possible Senate race for his daughter.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: electionstealing; mckinney

1 posted on 08/26/2002 12:50:28 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I hope she runs third party...hehehe
2 posted on 08/26/2002 12:53:01 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: kattracks
She can't get used to the idea of having to actually earn a living. She wants to stay on the public dole.
3 posted on 08/26/2002 1:01:17 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents
Run McKinney Run, to your beloved allies the terrorist house of Saudi Arabia, or Yasser (Killer of Americans in Africa) AraFat.

While your at it run to their lands, but make sure you are covered from head to toe. They don't like women who are not covered.
4 posted on 08/26/2002 1:04:57 PM PDT by GaryMontana
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To: kattracks
Go ahead. It would be like handing the seat (and Senate) over to the GOP.
5 posted on 08/26/2002 1:08:30 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: kattracks
Perhaps I'm wrong, but as a Georgia resident, I don't think so: Zell Miller is merely finishing out Paul Coverdell's term which ends in '04, and has stated flatly he isn't running again.
6 posted on 08/26/2002 1:13:31 PM PDT by winin2000
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To: winin2000
Do you have some statements available where Zell states no way he is running in 04?,,, hadn't heard that,,, and yes the only way McKinney hurts Zell if he runs is if she goes 3rd party and drains some black radical votes from him,,,,
7 posted on 08/26/2002 1:20:26 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: kattracks
ROFLOL! Run McKinney, run.
8 posted on 08/26/2002 1:28:56 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: kattracks
Where can I send my contribution?
9 posted on 08/26/2002 1:39:54 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: kattracks
Where can I send my contribution?
10 posted on 08/26/2002 1:40:56 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
"Do you have some statements available where Zell states no way he is running in 04?"

I've heard it too and I live in the DC area.
11 posted on 08/26/2002 1:41:05 PM PDT by lizma
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12 posted on 08/26/2002 1:41:19 PM PDT by mhking
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To: kattracks
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13 posted on 08/26/2002 1:43:50 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: kattracks
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

RUN, Cynthia, RUN!

God is not done with you. But the voters in Georgia are.

Run, anyway!!!!

14 posted on 08/26/2002 1:45:09 PM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: Lib-Lickers 2; mhking
I find it hard to believe an independent McKinney run would present a serious problem to a politician as popular as Zell Miller. It just might lead him to switch parties, however.
15 posted on 08/26/2002 1:50:26 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Either a party-switch by Zell Miller or a McKinney run would give the seat in 2004 to the GOP if we have a candidate that is not terminally stupid. The McKinney machine could very well stay home in 2002. That sinks Cleland.
16 posted on 08/26/2002 2:02:39 PM PDT by hchutch
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To: My2Cents
She can't get used to the idea of having to actually earn a living. She wants to stay on the public dole.

Just like her daddy the 75 year old hack. She is a dim bulb unemployable. Feeding at the public trough is all she knows. And she sure got fattened up at it. She's a porker.

17 posted on 08/26/2002 2:13:48 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Thumper1960
Hey, Cynthia, why not run as Reverend Al's VP.?
18 posted on 08/26/2002 2:35:27 PM PDT by surrey
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To: kattracks
Another Congree Critter without much of a clue:

Rep. Lee accepts Morse award

19 posted on 08/26/2002 2:49:58 PM PDT by Glutton
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To: kattracks
dissertation for her doctorate in international affairs

This is a joke isn't it, or am I behind the times? Correspondence school based in the Bahamas, perhaps?

20 posted on 08/26/2002 2:56:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: kattracks
Why not? Is she actually qualified for a job in the private sector?
21 posted on 08/26/2002 2:57:14 PM PDT by Bush2000
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To: surrey
Hey, Cynthia, why not run as Reverend Al's VP.?

Better yet, she can be Rev. Al's crack ho. Street walking in DC, along with her peers.

22 posted on 08/26/2002 3:09:48 PM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: kattracks
Cynthia who?
23 posted on 08/26/2002 5:12:40 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Bush2000
Is she actually qualified for a job in the private sector?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

That's a "no" for those of you in West Palm Beach.

24 posted on 08/26/2002 5:15:21 PM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: kattracks
"I have lost an election, but I maintain my spirit, my courage, my dignity and my commitment to the truth, to peace and to the future. There is still work to be done, God had a plan and God is not finished with me yet," she said.

How delusional can you get.

God has about as much to do with your race-baiting, hate mongering and political smear tactics as He does with your fanatical Muslim supporters blowing up innocent families in restuarants.

You are a seriously deranged woman, and we can all thank God you and your sick politics were kicked to the curb last week.

25 posted on 08/26/2002 6:19:39 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: kattracks
Drive a wooden stake through its heart.
26 posted on 08/26/2002 7:09:54 PM PDT by Barnacle
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To: kattracks
But she also said she would finish her dissertation for her doctorate in international affairs and devote more time to her teenage son.

Oh to be a fly on the wall at that defense!!! She has proven to be such an intellectual flyweight! Of course, the J-E-W-S will probably be blamed if she doesn't get her doctorate! I wonder if there will be any questions on interstellar affairs, such as "where did man land on Mars?"

The old joke about the meaning of the letters in Ph.D., Piled Higher and Deeper, really apply here!

27 posted on 08/26/2002 7:36:14 PM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: Salvey
Big irony: If she runs for the Senate, she will probably win a lot of crossover votes from Republicans.
28 posted on 08/26/2002 7:39:31 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Revolting cat!
Well, we are told he was the Rev DOCTOR Martin Luther King, so where did he get one? Looks like things were already slipping 40 yrs ago.
29 posted on 08/26/2002 9:01:44 PM PDT by crystalk
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To: All
I must note here too, that the notice at top of Ms McKinney's website about the US Senate, is nonsensical if it means only that she might become a candidate in 2004 or later year, for some seat in Ga or elsewhere that might become open, etc.

[So might ANYBODY, why say anything?]

This note only becomes meaningful, if it means she is thinking of running as a write-in in THIS year's Senate race, the one between Max Cleland and Saxby Chambliss.

30 posted on 08/26/2002 9:05:42 PM PDT by crystalk
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To: AmishDude
Republicans wouldn't cross over to vote for her given she runs for the senate. Crossing over would actually hurt Republicans, as it would help elect a more viable Democrat (if you can believe that) to run in the general election. Allow McKinney to win the Democrat nomination (though I don't think that she'd win that, either). If she were to run in the general election for senate, she'd loose big time.
31 posted on 08/26/2002 9:40:11 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: kattracks
Dear Lord... please let her run....
I think it would be hilarious for her to run again. We should get behind her... encourage the young ms.

Does anybody believe she would actually win as a Senatorial Candidate?
Can you imagine her mouth running during a three week "filibuster" or in her case a "fullabullshirt"....

I actually think it would be fun, I think she would lose, and if she actually got in, she would totally polarize the senate, and all the white southern dems would vote along with conservatives while hilly's minority coalition would fail to block cloture on eveyr issue we brought to the table.

Talk about adding a lot of color to the Senate!!!

beam me up scotty!
32 posted on 08/27/2002 3:25:05 AM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: crystalk
Didn't you know? It has been alleged that He cheated His way through, plagiarizing His dissertation from a man named Walter Marshall Horton. Some people have wondered why He did not lose His degree posthumously and was not relegated to the dust-bin containing academic thieves from throughout history (It calls into question, among other things, whether or not He wrote the "I have a dream" speech). All that said, it is better to err on the side of remembering a martyr's good points than dwelling on his possible shortcomings. Rest in Peace, Dr. King.

One aspect of doctorates: the weaker the degree, the likelier the recipient is to insist on being called "doctor." Also, the showier the academic garb associated with it. For instance, the highly coveted EdD and DMin degrees (heavy sarcasm) have aqua blue and scarlet as their colors, respectively, while the PhD has a more subdued royal blue. Funny thing, though - no matter how careful one tries to be in categorizing doctoral degrees - it turns out that there are both genuises and idiots, as well as a lot of ordinary people, representing each one.

Come to think of it, please disregard anything I've said in this post.
33 posted on 08/27/2002 3:48:50 AM PDT by mywholebodyisaweapon
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To: dennisw
Just like her daddy the 75 year old hack. She is a dim bulb unemployable.

Well look on the bright side, as an isolated and ignored Congresswoman, her ability to damage the real economy was limited. Imagine what problems she could inflict if she worked in, say, a car factory.

After a few SUV's she put together blew up it would be hello, recalls...and an automaker might go out of business. Same for anything else she might try her hand at.

Really she should come with a warning label.

Regards, Ivan

34 posted on 08/27/2002 3:59:52 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: FreedomFriend
That was my point. If she runs for the Senate, Republicans desperately want her to win the Dem nomination. It would be a big win in November for the pubbies.
35 posted on 08/27/2002 6:21:54 AM PDT by AmishDude
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