Georgia primary: Cynthia McKinney faces runoff

Good news:

ATLANTA – Democratic firebrand Rep. Cynthia McKinney started preparing Wednesday for a surprise runoff with former DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson, who has deep roots in the heart of her core constitency.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, McKinney finished with 47 percent of the vote to Johnson’s 45 percent.

“We’ve been here before, but you know what? It is impossible to keep a good woman down,” McKinney told cheering supporters, shortly after dancing and playing a tambourine.

“I intend to fight the good fight. I will continue to tell the truth and I will challenge anyone who dares to destroy anything about the work that I do. … This battle is now engaged, and we intend to win.”

But she didn’t say exactly how she planned to pull off a win … with a cheap shot left hook, perhaps? When all else fails …


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