Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Woolard for Congress? Jones? Greene-Johnson? Levetan? Thomas?

Atlanta City Council President Cathy Woolard plans an "election-related announcement" in Decatur today. If Woolard, who is openly gay, enters the 4th District race, she will confront controversial former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has announced plans to run for her old seat. . . .
Woolard's name was not the only one that emerged Monday.
Speculation centered on other Democrats, including DeKalb Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones and State Rep. Teresa Greene-Johnson (D-Lithonia), who is challenging Jones for CEO but said Monday that she would consider Majette's seat. State Sen. Liane Levetan (D-Atlanta), former DeKalb CEO, said she is giving it "careful consideration," and there was some speculation that Thomas, the state senator, might switch races to avoid a showdown with Majette.