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Posted on 08/15/2002 6:49:41 PM PDT by Pat Bateman
Farrakhan coming to stump for McKinney
By BILL TORPY
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer
The already fiery election campaign between Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Denise Majette is likely to get more heated: Louis Farrakhan is coming to town.
The controversial Nation of Islam leader has scheduled a 6 p.m. rally Saturday in DeKalb County to urge support for McKinney, who is in the tightest race in her 10 years in the U.S. House.
The site of the rally had not been announced Thursday.
Steven Muhammad, a Nation of Islam member who heads the metro group Muslims Active Politically, would say only, "He's here to ensure that money does not interfere with a race, that the people's voice is heard in the 4th District, not the money of political lobbies."
According to the online version of Final Call, the Nation of Islam's newspaper, Farrakhan told McKinney during a July meeting, "We are going to fight like hell for you." McKinney's campaign manager, Bill Banks, said he knew little about the visit or why Farrakhan is coming.
"We have a lot of people coming in. They saw what happened to [U.S. Rep. Earl] Hilliard in Alabama," Banks said, referring to a black congressman who was beaten in a Democratic primary by an opponent who raised more than $1 million, much of it from pro-Israel donors concerned about his relations with American Muslims.
Majette has raised more than $1.1 million, more than half of that in the past six weeks and much of it coming from out-of-state Jewish donors.
McKinney has raised about $640,000. More than half of McKinney's donors have Arabic names and live out of state.
McKinney has been vocal in her support of the Palestinian cause. And she has drawn fire for suggesting that the Bush administration had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks but did nothing so the president's friends could profit from a military buildup.
Jewish leaders have been upset that McKinney refused to distance herself from Farrakhan, whom they criticized for anti-Semitic remarks. Farrakhan said in 2000 he wanted to overcome his differences with Jews, saying he had been softened by a battle with cancer and prayers for his recovery by people of all faiths.
Majette's campaign said in a statement, "Regardless of who comes to town, the voters of the Fourth District want to talk about better jobs, lower taxes, better schools and affordable health care."
The race has drawn national interest and both sides have big-name support. Majette has gotten financial support from U.S. Sen. Zell Miller and former Braves great Henry Aaron.
McKinney has had a visit from the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Banks said she is getting radio ads from former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, basketball great Magic Johnson and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
Rats have no loyalty to anything except other Rats. What will happen, is happening, is Rats will blame Republicans for unseating McKinney. Think Rats will blame Jews for it? No way...there has to be a fall guy to keep the Rat party unified and white conservative Christians have already been selected for that role.
That's your job Mr. Lied. It seems to be your only job as far as I can tell. Oooga boooga keep an eye on those Jews.
Ruling near on House raceYusuf Abdus-Salaam is, of course, a Muslim.
By Alvin Benn
Aug. 15, 2002
A decision is expected soon in the Democratic Partys House District 67 election with lawyers for both sides in the disputed case predicting victory.
Former Selma Councilman Yusuf Abdus-Salaam led challenger LaTosha Brown by 138 votes following the June 25 runoff election. Browns lawyers said the margin of victory was created by illegal Republican crossover votes.
We have overwhelmingly won our case, Faya Toure, who represents Brown, said Wednesday. We have put into the record what we expected to prove if those subpoenaed had showed up to testify.
John Kelly, who represents Salaam, was just as convinced that Browns lawyers failed to prove their case. He said too few Republicans took the stand to testify that they voted in the runoff election, which is prohibited by the Democratic Party.
They only called a handful of voters and only a handful of them showed up to take the stand, Kelly said Wednesday, referring to Browns side of the dispute. As far as were concerned, they didnt prove a thing.
Brown, who led in the nine-candidate primary election by 1,200 votes, must prove to the Democratic Party Executive Committee hearing the case that illegal Republican votes, along with other factors, paved the way for Salaams victory.
Montgomery lawyer Terry Davis, who presided over the hearing for more than a week, said that a decision will be made by next Monday. He said it could come as soon as Friday.
Well get together on Thursday and Friday and go over the evidence gathered in this case, Davis said. Our hope is to make a decision as quickly as possible.
The loser in the dispute has the option of taking the case to the full Democratic Party or into Dallas County Circuit Court. The eventual nominee will face Republican Mark Story in the November general election.
Toure said more witnesses were not questioned during the hearing because they did not answer court orders issued for them to appear before Davis committee. She said efforts will be made to make them explain themselves.
At least 70 people did not show up after getting subpoenas, Toure said. Every last one of them would have admitted they crossed over and voted for Salaam. We fully intend to ask the district attorney to prosecute those who failed to show up for the hearing without a good reason.
Of the dozen Republicans who did testify at the hearing, 11 of them admitted they voted in the GOP primary on June 4 and then crossed over to vote for Salaam in the June 25 runoff election.
Kelly said Salaam and his supporters did not actively solicit Republicans to vote for him in the runoff. He said disallowing those ballots cast by the Republicans would, in effect, infringe on their right to vote.
Even if they can prove large numbers of Republicans crossed over, their own expert witness failed to show there were enough to take the nomination away from Mr. Salaam, Kelly said.
Awww, I feel your pain, Voegelin :)).
It don't much matter who wins, they are both socialists, but it sure is fun to watch the carnage of the enemy, ain't it?
Sent 30 bucks to Majette's camp, just to stir the fire!
It's actually worse than that- they are the "Fruit of Islam"--
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Her domestic supporters are incapable of reading or even speaking in sentences. Her arab supporters have been well educated but, unfortunately, are not registered to vote.
I can just see him taking his house seat with explosives wrapped around his a-rab waist. He may even sit close to Little Dick.