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Cynthia McKinney

McKinney during her time in Congress

Cynthia McKinney is a former US Congresswoman and a member of the Green Party. Previously as a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party nominated McKinney for President of the United States.

In the 1992 election, McKinney was elected in the newly re-created 11th District, and was re-elected in 1994. When her district was redrawn and she was easily elected from the new 4th District in the 1996 election, and was re-elected twice.

Republicans worked to defeat McKinney undemocratically in 2002 after she voted against the War in Iraq. They did this by voting in the Democratic primary. This was only allowed because of Georgia's open primary election, which permits anyone from any party to vote in any primary.

McKinney was re-elected to the House in November 2004. In Congress, she advocated unsealing records regarding the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and continued to criticize the Bush Administration over the 9/11 attacks. She also supported anti-war legislation and introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Cynthia McKinney joined the Green Party in September 2007 and was nominated as their candidate in the 2008 presidential election. Cynthia McKinney is also a better type of Roman Catholic as she lives up to her principles and values.

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