Cynthia McKinney running again
ATLANTA, July 18, 2003, 3:22 p.m. -
Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney intends to reclaim her seat in 2004, according
a source close to her campaign.
McKinney who was ousted due to Denise Majette's
large financial war chest and her immense amount of Republican crossover
votes in the Aug.20th Democratic primary would be turning her
back on the possibility of a media career should she run again. (In recent weeks
McKinney had flirted with joining WAOK-AM as a talk show host, but backed out
after a second source told Reddingnewsreview.com that the Viacom owned station
insulted her by offering pennies).
McKinney, who had already filed a statement of
candidacy as a Democratic contender for Georgia's 4th Congressional District in
2004 on Nov. 11th , could not be contacted at press time.
The statement must be filed once a candidate
collects more than $5,000 in contributions, FEC spokesman Ian Stirton said of
McKinneys latest bid.
Majette filed her required papers on Feb. 13 of
this year, he said.
McKinney has also had some success in mounting a
legal challenge against Georgia and DeKalb Republican parties, the Georgia
Democratic Party, Majette, Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox, and the DeKalb
and Gwinnett election supervisors over
the crossover voters who were so instrumental in her August defeat.