There remains something to be said about the defeat of Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney in the Georgia primary last week. Most of the commentary paired the defeats of McKinney in the state`s fourth district and GOP Rep. Bob Barr in the seventh district. But the two defeats were very different. Barr was defeated by another Republican incumbent, John Linder, in a new district drawn by Democrats. His defeat may remove a strong voice for civil liberties as well as other conservative causes in the House. But it was not politically remarkable. McKinney`s defeat was.
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