Green Party delegates select Rep. McKinney for presidency

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO – Green Party delegates have selected former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney of Georgia as the party’s presidential nominee.

Ruth Weill, the party’s national convention coordinator, said the delegates selected McKinney as they wrapped up their national convention here on Saturday.

McKinney tapped Rosa Clemente, a hip-hop artist, journalist and activist, as her running mate.

A Green Party official, meanwhile, said he misspoke when he told the Chicago Tribune for a story Friday that the Greens had borrowed money from party members to help pay for the Chicago convention. Scott McLarty, the Green Party’s spokesman, said the loan had been authorized by top party officials, but no borrowing had taken place.