McKinney asks for help with her debt

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WASHINGTON - Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is asking for help in retiring nearly $60,000 in debt from her losing re-election campaign last year.

But her plea doesn't square with the end-of-year finance report she submitted recently to the Federal Election Commission, which showed her campaign having almost $25,000 left over.

Campaign finance experts say it's possible Ms. McKinney could have late-arriving bills that didn't show up before the report was filed. But because Ms. McKinney lost in a primary runoff in August, that would be an unusually long lag.

As of Friday afternoon, Ms. McKinney's Web site said the campaign owes nearly $60,000 and has raised $7,086.

Ms. McKinney's report, submitted Jan. 29, shows the campaign having $60,842 in the bank as of Dec. 31, with $35,080 in debt - for a bottom-line surplus of $24,762.

Ms. McKinney's former campaign manager, Brenda Clemons, said she did not know the reason for the discrepancy.

Ms. McKinney was traveling and could not be reached this week.

Candidates frequently file amended reports with the commission, often months after the original deadline. Ms. McKinney filed six such amendments last year, according to the commission's Web site. It is also not unusual for congressional candidates to incur debt from their campaigns.

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WhiskyDick
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WhiskyDick 02/17/07 - 05:42 am
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McKinney remains an

McKinney remains an embarrassment even as she flounders to find an existance off the public payrole. Maybe Lowell Greenbaum can send her a few bucks.

sandfam
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sandfam 02/17/07 - 09:27 am
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Maybe she'll make some of

Maybe she'll make some of that loss up during the next time she's elected to office.

getalife
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getalife 02/17/07 - 09:28 am
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McKinney is a disgrace to her

McKinney is a disgrace to her race and to the human race. She is a traitor!

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 02/17/07 - 10:15 am
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Pay your bills like every

Pay your bills like every other american! Stop your Boo-Hooing and wanting a free hand out!

GuyIncognito
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GuyIncognito 02/17/07 - 10:50 am
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I'd gladly pitch in some

I'd gladly pitch in some money if McKinney promises to stay out of politics forever!

tigger 2
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tigger 2 02/17/07 - 11:10 am
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Maybe former presidents

Maybe former presidents carter and clinton can help someone from their own party.Cyntha you should also call hillary and boorake..............

migmack
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migmack 02/17/07 - 12:09 pm
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In debt and traveling?

In debt and traveling?

jack
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jack 02/17/07 - 12:27 pm
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Hey Dr. Greenbaum, get up off

Hey Dr. Greenbaum, get up off the party bilk fold and help poor 'lil ol' Cynthis.

glass houses
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glass houses 02/17/07 - 06:36 pm
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It wouldn't hurt me to never

It wouldn't hurt me to never hear or see of that woman (?) again!

CSRAresident
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CSRAresident 02/17/07 - 07:14 pm
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bone
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bone 02/17/07 - 09:11 pm
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i'll contribute $1 if she'll

i'll contribute $1 if she'll swear to never attempt another jump into the public arena again.

Retard
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Retard 02/17/07 - 10:58 pm
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She was an embarrassment to

She was an embarrassment to Georgia when she was in office and she's an embarrassment now.

Helping her get out of a debt SHE incurred, will only give her ideas on how to take advantage of Georgians again.

I have to pay my debts, why doesn't she pay hers!

iletuknow
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iletuknow 02/18/07 - 06:05 am
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Why I would have thought she

Why I would have thought she deservered a statue downtown!

WW1949
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WW1949 02/18/07 - 11:29 am
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What a saecastic woman. Ask

What a saecastic woman. Ask her father to help her, they are the same in their actions. What an embarassment to Georgia.

stampman79
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stampman79 02/18/07 - 06:21 pm
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What a fraud. I guess she's

What a fraud. I guess she's traveling with the surplus.

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