No April Fool’s: Cynthia McKinney To Run Again For Congress

Atlanta Progressive News broke this story back on April 2nd, which we then dutifully covered as well.  Because of the date of the original story – and, frankly, the reputation of the candidate involved – many chose to write it off as an April Fool’s Day joke.

The AJC has now ratified this as news.  We’ll leave it to the comments as to any judgement call regarding fools, April or otherwise.


  1. NoTeabagging says:

    Only slightly off topic, has anyone, in a changed district, received campaign literature from your new district candidates?
    According to one candidate, I am in a different district now, yet the state and county do not show any change.
    Has anyone looked up their districts online, state and county, and found the old districts are still online?
    Has the state updated elections information for voters to accurately see any district changes?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Calypso says:

      You have been non-districted. You will no longer be allowed to vote based on past voting history running contrary to desired outcomes.

  2. Ha!
    Not as much for wanting to run, but at her chances for even getting on the ballot…. she’ll need to collect about 1500 signatures a week just to meet the minimum number required (approx. 18000 by the deadline)… on average a large precentage of them will get tossed…. not registered… not living in the district… i’s not dotted, t’s aren’t crossed…

    Hey Cynthia,
    Not getting to play as an Establishment D or R bites, don’t it…. you could have really made an attempt to make things more “fair” when you had a chance.

    However, good luck…. you’ll need it.

        • Rick Day says:

          I’d rather see her get PONED fair and square.

          Why? Female? Liberal? Black?

          Come Daniel, do you live in this District? Then why all the hate?

          Yeah, I like to call out bullies. Call it a ‘hobby’.

          • “Why?”
            Socialist. Commie. Nuts.

            But that said, I still think she should not be excluded from being on the ballot due to the “Draconian” ballot access laws in this State… that is, as long as she’s only figurlatively nuts. 😉

    • Loren says:

      “on average a large precentage of them will get tossed…. not registered… not living in the district”

      I think the general rule of thumb is to gather twice the number of signatures you’ll need.

      And to make the effort even more difficult, the fact that the district maps have been redrawn will mean that a lot of people will be mistaken as to what district they now live in. From examining the new maps, I discovered today that I’ve apparently been drawn into Tom Price’s 6th district. Not only have I received no notice of this, the SoS Voter Registration website still lists me as being in the 4th district.

  3. NoTeabagging says:

    Two strikes for the Green Party. First, the national organization put her on the presidential ticket in ’08 with the alleged goal of getting enough votes to stay on as a legit party in all states. Her ‘name recognition’ and environmental voting record was supposed to do that. Unfortunately, name recognition and ‘mental’ turned off voters. Now the state Green party is backing her, apparently suffering from collective amnesia, a syndrome usually reserved for the GOP.

  4. saltycracker says:

    I’d be more concerned about those that would vote for her. But AJC & channel 2 would cover a weird news story if 10 folks showed up.
    Also, Did not know we had a Hamas party in Georgia.

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