Tuesday, October 09, 2007

McKinney Preparing to Seek Green Nomination

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- October 8th, 2007

According to an article in an Ohio newspaper, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has moved to California and changed her registration to Green. She apparently plans to announce that she will seek the Green Party’s Presidential nomination sometime in the next couple of weeks.

McKinney has also been included on the list of official candidates for the Green Party’s California Presidential primary. Ralph Nader is listed as a Green candidate and a candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party’s nomination.

Thanks to Ballot Access News for pointing this article out…

According to a reliable source, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga) will officially announce her candidacy for U.S. president as early as next week.

According to the source, the Green Party has been actively courting McKinney to switch party affiliation and run as a Green. (*)

McKinney has been outspoken about the Iraq war, AIPAC’s lobbying influence over U.S. foreign policy, the 9/11 Commission Report, and the partisan decision by a partial body of the Supreme Court to elect George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000.

She is also trumpeting the call of millions of Americans calling for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for perpetrating war crimes against humanity.

McKinney is in San Francisco this weekend. Her schedule includes an appearance at a CodePink party tonight at El Rio, and an appearance tomorrow at a campaign rally to elect mayoral candidate Ahimsa Sumchai.

(*) Update 3:10 p.m: According to a source, McKinney officially registered as a member of the Green Party yesterday.

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