DIRTY POLITICS IN ATLANTA?08/13/02
Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is up for re-election this year. She was first elected to represent her southeast Atlanta district in 1992. Since then she's become a champion of labor, civil rights, environmental and human rights causes. But her supporters say Republicans have targeted her for defeat in the upcoming Democratic primary. These supporters say the GOP has convinced a conservative to run as a Democrat in the upcoming primary, with the challenger raising record amounts of money from conservative causes. Our guest this hour, Rev. Timothy MacDonald (of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta), is a supporter of McKinney's and a critic of what he calls the cynical move by the GOP to put a "pretend-Democrat" in the race. MacDonald was also critical of backers of Israel's Likud government who, he says, have contributed large amounts of money to defeat McKinney because of her support of Palestinian human rights.