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Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat
AJC ^ | 04.23.2012 | Jeffry Scott

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 mother’s 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 she’ll need by August 6 to get on the newly redrawn 4th district ballot, according the Georgia Secretary of State’s 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, McKinney’s 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 McKinney’s late father, former state legislator Billy McKinney, who has known Cynthia since childhood, said Thursday he’s not surprised to hear she’s back in her old district and making the rounds for a political rebirth.

“She’s been around and been more visible and I believe she’s going to make a run, though I’ve not had a personal conversation with her,” said Redding. “But anywhere she runs in South Dekalb County she’s 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.

“That’s going to be the real challenge for her,” said John Evans, who handled McKinney’s 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. Hank’s been in there three terms. I can’t see that changing right now.”


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To: ATLDiver; georgia girl; AnAmericanMother; Vigilantcitizen

Oh, just damn.

Some of us in the DeKalb delegation were talking about this wench at the 6th District Republican convention, wondering what had become of her. Little did we suspect that she would soon be returning to haunt us.


51 posted on 04/23/2012 9:31:42 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Prov1322

I read somewhere that she has the Mars delegation all wrapped up! You go girl!


52 posted on 04/23/2012 9:32:55 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: NFHale
Way to go 4th District voters...you replaced a shrieking lunatic with a complete idiot.

They both represent the majority of the 4th district voters pretty well. Stupid, arrogant, loudmouthed, racist lunatics. Actually Johnson is an improvement of McKinney - he's not quite as crazy. She needs to find something she's qualified for other than Democrat in Kongress - like cleaning the bathrooms at MacDonald's or holding an "I will work for food." sign at an interstate ramp.

53 posted on 04/23/2012 9:33:33 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GOP_Muzik; from occupied ga

North DeKalb is in the GA 6th Congressional District, and has been again for some time. There was only about a 4 year period that it was not.

With the 2010 census redistricting, even more is in the 6th this year than two years ago. Thank Fran Millar, among others, for that.


54 posted on 04/23/2012 9:42:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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56 posted on 04/23/2012 9:47:02 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: laweeks

I think you’re confusing Cynthia with her currrsin, Shelia Jackson Lee.


57 posted on 04/23/2012 9:51:19 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: from occupied ga

“...Stupid, arrogant, loudmouthed, racist lunatics....”

Damn, you just pretty much described the Democrat Party in general...sums ‘em up nicely.


58 posted on 04/23/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: samtheman

Ya know, I used to bash the 10th CD Texas voters for returning Queen Shelia to orfice, but her district is not all po angry black folk-and the people in those district are not all stupid like her. I think what we have here is entrenched corruption—machine politics as bad as 19th century New York or pre-1960s in the south. As long as we can’t touch the machine, we can’t shake them.


59 posted on 04/23/2012 9:57:56 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1
I think you’re confusing Cynthia with her currrsin, Shelia Jackson Lee.

No, they're both nuts!

60 posted on 04/23/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: LibWhacker
Does she still use the electric socket to do her hair?

I would say that she is a prime example of what happens when there is no brain to engage before putting one's mouth in gear.

61 posted on 04/23/2012 10:17:37 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: GOP_Muzik; fieldmarshaldj

“12 years ago a black GOP female candidate came within 6 points of McKinney”


I thought the Republican who came close to knocking off McKinney around 2000 or so was a white, Jewish male, not a black female.

But in 2012 the GOP has an excellent black, female conservative Republican running in GA-04: Catherine Davis. http://www.catherinedavis4congress.com/ It would take a miracle for her to win the general election, especially with Obama on the ballot increasing black turnout in that district (Davis would need each of Hank Johnson and Cindy McKinney to get between 30%-33% and get 34% herself, in a district that, as redrawn, gave McCain less than 20% IIRC), but at least our odds of winning are not 0% anymore.


62 posted on 04/23/2012 10:20:08 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Prov1322

Even a raving nutbag like McKinney couldn’t live in Pelosi’s district for too long.


63 posted on 04/23/2012 10:21:19 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Prov1322

Back, and every bit as crazy a ‘psycho bitch’, as she has always been


64 posted on 04/23/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: Prov1322

"..look at that shinny thang"

65 posted on 04/23/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Prov1322
I live in SF. I've wondered why there was a sudden breathe of sanity - a very small one - floating through SF.
66 posted on 04/23/2012 11:00:20 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: CSM
,,,,, no you're wrong ,,, I think she represents the dark side of Uranus .
67 posted on 04/23/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Prov1322

68 posted on 04/23/2012 11:07:23 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Doc Savage

“DNC” + “moron” = “oxymoron.”


69 posted on 04/23/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Prov1322

She wants to keep feeding at the public trough...


70 posted on 04/23/2012 11:11:05 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Lionheartusa1

Hahaha, good one.

I just had a “procedure” and my doctor looked for her supporters. The scattered when exposed to light and nothing was found in the search!


71 posted on 04/23/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Prov1322

Like insects to a picnic, they just never seem to go away


72 posted on 04/23/2012 11:20:37 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: FreedomPoster
North DeKalb is in the GA 6th Congressional District, and has been again for some time. There was only about a 4 year period that it was not. With the 2010 census redistricting, even more is in the 6th this year than two years ago. Thank Fran Millar, among others, for that.

I'm in that no-man's land just west of Tucker, inside the perimeter. We're considered North DeKalb but the 6th hasn't made its way down here yet, but it's coming. They initially had drawn the 6th southern line down LaVista, which would have moved me, but the usual racist suspects went berserk and so they moved it up two miles.

73 posted on 04/23/2012 11:34:55 AM PDT by GOP_Muzik (If all the world's a stage then I want different lighting)
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To: Prov1322

The woman is unemployable. Probably cannot even get job as a lobbyist as no one she has ever met would ever open a door to her again.Eventually she will end up on the welfare rolls.


74 posted on 04/23/2012 11:41:59 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Prov1322

Hard to believe this NUT JOB hasn’t been committed YET.


75 posted on 04/23/2012 12:02:48 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Maceman
I hope that Hank Johnson is the dumbest guy in Congress. I'd hate to think that there are some who are even dumber.

Clearly, you haven't heard Rep. Bobby Rush speak. Bigger moron than Hank and Cynthia put together.

76 posted on 04/23/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: samtheman

"Hey! I resent that remark!"

77 posted on 04/23/2012 12:41:03 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Doogle

If that isn’t the classic look of an ACORN/crack ho, I don’t know what is.


78 posted on 04/23/2012 1:19:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Constitution Party -- 2012!)
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To: Prov1322

Ah, Ms. McKinney...

...one of the four candidates endorsed for president by Ron Paul, in 2008...

...along with Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, and Ralph Nader....


79 posted on 04/23/2012 1:35:58 PM PDT by Eye of Newt (What life, what liberty do Americans have, without sovereignty?)
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To: Prov1322
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.

Green Party = FAIL.

It is the "last resort" option for losers and Nit Wits politicians with a soft spot for Communism. This woman is an irrelevant hack racist.


80 posted on 04/23/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: CSM

,,,,, they always head for the tall grass when the search is on .


81 posted on 04/23/2012 2:22:27 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Prov1322

If ever a bounty was warranted.


82 posted on 04/23/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: Prov1322

I told's ya... she crazy!!!
83 posted on 04/23/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FreedomPoster
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.

I don't believe Rockdale will take to jihad Cindy very well.

84 posted on 04/23/2012 3:51:29 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: All
FReepers fear not the idiot politicians mentioned in this thread. As stupid, ignorant, racist, and worthless as they are, they are such scrouge that ordinarily they wouldn't even be worth your ridicule.

Instead fear the countless idiots within the body politic that believe these scoundrels are their representatives.

Aside from their vote......also fear that these idiots are allowed to drive on the same streets as you.

85 posted on 04/23/2012 3:57:35 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: StAnDeliver

That’s a pretty big could. Johnson won in ‘10 with 75-25; John Lewis in the neighboring 5th won with 74-26, and David Scott won with 69-31.

How do you figure Vaughn (or any R nominee) needs anything below 35%? And that’s only if Johnson and McKinney split the remaining vote equally.

What was the lowest percentage to win a Congressional seat?

Off the top of my head NM-2 1980: Joe Skeen 38%, David King 34%, Dorothy Runnels 28%.
(I recall the race — had to look up the numbers)


86 posted on 04/23/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack
Vaughn 38 Hank 37 Buh-wheat 25

I dunno, it could be that kind of ABO year.

87 posted on 04/23/2012 5:48:16 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: TexasCajun

Just like our own Sheila Jackson Lee. Hard to imagine a whole district of folks dumber than she is. (unless you’ve been to that district)


88 posted on 04/23/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: RexBeach

Yep. She’s the perfect poster child for the Democrats.

Ugly, angry, ignorant, and stupid.


89 posted on 04/23/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: ichabod1

I think both of them have flickering porch lights......


90 posted on 04/23/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: immadashell

Corrine Brown?


91 posted on 04/23/2012 7:32:51 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: StAnDeliver

It looks like only because it was a special election did Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA-37) win a 9-way race in March 1996 with 27%.

However different rules govern general elections.


92 posted on 04/24/2012 12:21:58 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Remember when she lost in 2006 her and her boys were caught on camera blaming her loss on the Jews? And I bet you nobody brings that up when she is running again.


93 posted on 04/24/2012 3:53:17 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: PLD
Cynthia McKinney has a strange relationship with reality..

I think the more serious fact is that she has *no* relationship with *morality or decency*.

94 posted on 04/24/2012 4:28:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Quickgun
Just like our own Sheila Jackson Lee. Hard to imagine a whole district of folks dumber than she is. (unless you’ve been to that district)

As ignorant & camera hog as Queen Sheila is, she is far more vocal & engaged than my own District 22 Representative, Pete Olson. ...so disappointed in this guy, there just isn't any fight in him.

95 posted on 04/24/2012 5:40:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Prov1322

I live in Atlanta, and offer the following word of caution: Do not, under any circumstances, underestimate the stupidity of her constituents.


96 posted on 04/24/2012 11:57:23 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: Prov1322
She is hardcore anti-Israel and anti-India, there is no Muslim country she doesn't like. Just think Obama but only 1000 times worse.
97 posted on 04/24/2012 12:24:15 PM PDT by ravager
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To: mikeus_maximus

The bish is crazy and dangerous. A combination that plays to her district of ebonic speaking peoples.


98 posted on 04/24/2012 3:17:41 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Isn’t that your district? Sadly I think she would have a good chance of winning.


99 posted on 04/24/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: ATLDiver

No, I’m in GA-6th, Newt’s old seat, now held by Dr. Tom Price, who is pretty good.


100 posted on 04/24/2012 5:02:57 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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