So a run-off it is. On August 8th, Rep. Cynthia McKinney goes up against Hank Johnson, Dekalb County Commissioner. And from looking at the numbers, it seems like McKinney is in a bit of trouble.
The final results (98% reporting) were McKinney (47.1%), Johnson (44.4%) and Coyne (8.5%).
Both Johnson and Coyne were running clearly as anti-McKinney candidates, if of different flavors. So there seems to be a clear anti-McKinney majority among Democrats. From what I've heard too, Johnson didn't really get that much attention before the first ballot and therefore wasn't able to raise much money. And that will almost certainly now change.
Just because Republicans often attack McKinney (sometimes in scurrilous ways) I feel like there's a tendency to run to her defense among Democratic partisans. For my part, I think folks in 4th district of Georgia could do a lot better. What do you think?