Tuesday, July 9, 1996

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  • Voting in the South, Cynthia McKinney

    Today the Supreme Court struck down the majority African American district that elected the young outspoken progressive black woman to be its representative in Washington D.C. This time around, Cynthia McKinney is battling for her political life in a majority white district. And, she’s running against three white males in a district that once elected House Speaker Newt Gingrich. McKinney told Pacifica’s Verna Avery Brown that she knows today’s election is a test of whether white voters in the South will cross the color line and support a black candidate. Representative Cynthia McKinney is one of three black Democrats in Georgia’s eleven-member delegation. The second District’s Sanford Bishop faces a similar challenge: his newly created district shrank from 52 percent black to 35 percent black and the two men vying for his seat are both white men. The 5th district is an exception. Representative John Lewis is running unopposed.

  • Harry Browne, Libertarian Party Candidate

    THIS WEEKEND in Washington D.C, the Libertarian Party nominated Harry Browne to be its candidate for President in the 1996 elections. Browne is a resident of Tennessee who writes an investment newsletter and is the author of nine books, including his recent campaign manifest: Why Government Doesn’t Work, and How I Found Freedom in an UnFree World. Browne joins us now to talk about his candidacy and explain what the Libertarian Party is all about.

  • Richard Lamm and the Reform Party Candidacy

    Today, in Colorado, former Governor Dick Lamm is scheduled to announce his candidacy for the Reform Party nomination for the Presidency. The Reform Party is the party of Ross Perot and his United We Stand Movement that gained strength in the 1992 election cycle. Dick Lamm was on CNN’s Inside Politics this weekend to talk about his candidacy and issues facing America.