Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green?

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Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green?
by Ron Hardy/April 2, 2012

According to Atlanta Progressive News, Cynthia McKinney will be attempting to get on the ballot for the House of Representatives in her Atlanta district where she previously served 6 terms as a Democrat.

 

9 thoughts on “Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green?

  1. Richard Winger

    This is outstanding news. Georgia created the 5% petition (of the number of registered voters) in 1943, and since then, no minor party candidate has ever managed to complete that petition in a US House race. While every other state has had minor party and independent candidates on the November ballot during the last decade for that office, Georgia has gone an incredible 69 years with no one complying with the current law. Whether McKinney gathers the signatures successfully or not, this will create some public awareness that Georgia is a state that has not permitted competition to the two major parties for this very important office, in the entire lifetimes of most of us. McKinney has 3 months to get the signatures.

  2. Kimberly Wilder

    Thanks for your insights, Richard.

    I hope Cynthia McKinney gets the signatures. (Although, I do love a good lawsuit!)

    I think it was incredibly smart of Cynthia (and/or her advisers) to run her for Congress in her old district. I think she has a great chance at signature success, and even a chance to win in the election.

    Peace,
    Kimberly

  3. Richard Winger

    I just wish Bob Barr had declared his candidacy as a Libertarian for US House in Georgia. That could have been historic also, but he didn’t seem interested in doing that.

  4. Oranje Mike

    Bob Barr showed his true colours when he backed Newt. McKinney is a nutter.

  5. paulie

    I didn’t know she moved back to Georgia.

    It would be interesting to see if anyone can break through the duopoly iron death grip on Congressional races in Georgia.

    When it comes to Congressional and local ballot access, Georgia is downright Stalinist.

  6. Austin Battenberg

    If the choice is between a D, an R, and a Green, I would definitely support the Green, even though I know I disagree with their economic policies. They are usually pretty consistently anti-war and strong on civil liberties though. So good luck Cynthia.

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