Georgia’s 4th Congressional District may provide America its most entertaining matchup evah. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Communist 9-11 Truther who lost the seat in 2002 and won it back in 2004, will face off against incumbent Rep. Hank Johnson, who won it in 2006.
Rep. Johnson tried walking that back. And failed.
Back to the craziest little commie for Congress’ challenge:
Last week she was recruiting volunteers to collect the 18,860 signatures of registered voters she’ll need by August 6 to get on the newly redrawn 4th district ballot, according the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
A lightning-rod political figure, McKinney, 55, was defeated in 2006 by Johnson after a much-publicized run-in with a U.S. Capitol police officer and her accusations that the Bush administration may have known beforehand about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In 2008 she won the Green Party nomination and ran for president. McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente were on the ballot in 31 states, but not Georgia.
The party had hoped with McKinney’s name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote.
Among the issues that cost McKinney her seat, was the fact that many of her political donors turned out to be Islamists.
Georgia 4 will be a blogger’s dream campaign: No one to cheer for, everyone to mock.