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McKinney still in the hunt for matching funds

In a message to supporters today, Cynthia McKinney explained that while she has secured the Green Party nomination, she is still in the running for the Peace and Freedom Party nomination in California. As the nominee of the Green Party she is assured of that ballot line in November, but her seeking the P&FP nomination means she has two more weeks to bring in a minimum of $5000 each in 20 states in donations of $250 or less to qualify for primary matching funds. Those who want to contribute to her campaign can do so here.

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Gregg Jocoy

I'm gonna be 51 in August. Married for 28 years. Two wonderful daughters, two wonderful grand daughters. Microbusiness owner, committed Green, and eternal optimist.

9 Comments

  1. Mike Gillis Mike Gillis July 13, 2008

    “I wonder whether someone could set up a mechanism/network whereby people from California (for example) could loan people from other states money so that those people who might not be able to afford to do so otherwise, could contribute to the McKinney/Clemente campaign.”

    Wouldn’t that be a form of fraud and certainly very un-Green?

    How would that be different from folks who have already maxed out on Obama or McCain laundering even more money into the candidate through their friends?

  2. Trent Hill Trent Hill July 13, 2008

    Gregg is correct–it would violatge Campaign-Finance law.

    Still love McCain’s “election reform” liberals!?

  3. Gregg Jocoy Gregg Jocoy Post author | July 13, 2008

    You are right Anti-Corporate. McKinney has raised more than the needed $5000 in California. As to loaning folks money etc, I fear that such a plan could get very sticky very fast. I am not up to date on campaign finance rules, but I am not sure such a plan is permitted. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can answer that one.

  4. Anti-Corporate Anti-Corporate July 13, 2008

    I’ve already donated to her campaign. Since I am from California it helps less for me to donate than it would if I were from some other state where she has yet to reach the threshold. I wonder whether someone could set up a mechanism/network whereby people from California (for example) could loan people from other states money so that those people who might not be able to afford to do so otherwise, could contribute to the McKinney/Clemente campaign.

  5. Gregg Jocoy Gregg Jocoy Post author | July 13, 2008

    Nexus…sheeze…thanks! Guess my HTML skills let me down! Link is fixed now.

  6. Nexus Nexus July 13, 2008

    Can do so where? It’s a dead link.

  7. Steven R Linnabary Steven R Linnabary July 13, 2008

    Didn’t the Natural Law Party hold it’s nominating convention just days before the general election (I don’t recall if it was ’04 or 2000) in order to amass contributions that might enable matching funds?

    Of course the nominee was a foregone conclusion.

    Opposition parties do not qualify for matching funds. OTOH, all candidates are treated equally before the nomination(s).

    PEACE
    Steve

  8. richardwinger richardwinger July 13, 2008

    I believe she is also seeking the nomination of the Independence Party of South Carolina, but I don’t know when that party will nominate for president.

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