I am asking you to vote your conscience, vote your dreams, vote your future, vote GreenMcKinney named Green Party candidate Jul 12, 2008
The policies of this Congress and this administration and the decisions of the court are leaving too many Americans behindMcKinney wants more opportunity Apr 16, 2006
I am sorry this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation and I apologizeMcKinney apologizes for role in scuffle Apr 06, 2006
The whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me -- a female, black congresswomanLawmaker accuses Capitol guard of racism Apr 01, 2006
We are pleased with the success of 'American Blackout' at the Sundance Film Festival and hope everyone who cares about our country will make a point to see itVandals mess up congresswoman's yard Jan 31, 2006
Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is a former United States Representative and was the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. McKinney served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993–2003 and 2005–2007, first representing Georgia's 11th Congressional District and then Georgia's 4th Congressional District. She is the first African-American woman to have represented Georgia in the House.
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 renumbered due to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Miller v. Johnson, McKinney was easily elected from the new 4th District in the 1996 election, and was re-elected twice without substantive opposition.
McKinney was defeated by Denise Majette in the 2002 Democratic primary, in part due to Republican crossover voting in Georgia's open primary election, which permits anyone from any party to vote in any party primary, and in part due to her "controversial profile, which included a suggestion that president George W. Bush knew in advance of the September 11 attacks."