Report: McKinney Shifts Her Voter Registration

Posted October 19, 2007 at 12:52pm

In a move that might signal she is again considering seeking the Green Party nomination for president, outspoken former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D) has registered to vote in California, the state with the largest concentration of registered Green Party members in the country, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday.

The move suggests that she will not try to reclaim the Georgia House seat she twice held before losing Democratic primary contests.

Though McKinney sent a letter to the Green Party last month withdrawing her name from consideration for the party’s presidential nominee, she has appeared at several fundraisers in California this month, where a group, Run! Cynthia! Run!, is trying to draft her as the party’s candidate, the AJC reported.

McKinney appeared at an anti-war rally in San Francisco earlier this month where anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan — who is running against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as an Independent candidate next year — told the crowd that the former Georgia Congresswoman would be running for president. At that event, McKinney indicated that there was a reason she wore green to the rally. McKinney’s name already is on the presidential primary ballot in California as a Green Party candidate after she and six other Green candidates were nominated at a state party convention in September.

— John McArdle