The following post is from DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson, who on Tuesday surprisingly forced an August 8 runoff election with Rep. Cynthia McKinney for the Democratic nomination in Georgia's 4th Congressional District.

Hello! My name is Hank Johnson, and I'm running for Congress in Georgia's Fourth Congressional District against Cynthia McKinney.

The last four days have been a whirlwind. We surprised the world by forcing Cynthia McKinney into an August 8th runoff, and my campaign has been thrust into the national spotlight. I am confident that good sense will prevail and that the voters of the Fourth will send me to Washington, where I intend to serve with humility, integrity, and conviction. I believe the people of my district have had enough of the polarizing spirit of division that dominates Washington, impedes progress, and gives a bad name to politics. It's time for a change. I'm not interested in publicity.

I'm interested in solutions, and I hope to have the opportunity to pursue them. I'm tremendously excited about the opportunity to use this unique medium to strengthen democracy by increasing open interaction between constituents and candidates. I hope to provide you with an inside view of this hotly-contested, high stakes runoff.

Stay tuned for continued updates and messages!