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Cynthia McKinney in run-off

This result makes me wish that the Republican-dominated state legislature hadn’t drawn my little enclave out of Cynthia McKinney’s congressional district. You’ll have to scroll down a little to find the results for the Georgia 4th, and perhaps refresh to see the latest results. Let it be noted that Hank Johnson, her challenger, is not at all well-funded.

Let it also be noted that I didn’t vote for Ralph Reed, who has conceded defeat in his bid for the Republican nomination for the Lieutenant Governorship.

Update: Here’s a more complete AJC article, which reports the presence of Cindy Sheehan at McKinney’s party. Yeesh!

Update #2: Jim Wooten thinks McKinney is finished, if not this year then in 2008, as her district, already heavily African-American, becomes increasingly middle-class. She’s got the organization to survive a run-off, but don’t be surprised if Johnson gets a lot of money and a lot of help between now and August 8th. Her association with Sheehan ought to be used against her in the run-off, not to mention in the general election, if she survives. I wouldn’t have thought that her Republican opponent stood a chance, but I’m less convinced now.

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I will be moving to Georgia in a few weeks. My wife is already there (I am still teaching summer school in Colorado). I don’t know much about Georgia politics (yet) but I was pleased when I heard that Reed had gone down. Most of the analysis I’ve read indicated that he was not the strongest candidate for the general election.

Welcome to Georgia. If you’re going to be in or near the Atlanta metro area (unfortunately swallowing more and more of the state), please get in touch.

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