(CNN)-Democratic Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is willing to do almost anything to keep his congressional seat-even if it means leaving the state.
He opened a fundraising plea to supporters Wednesday saying, "I will not rule out a run elsewhere should my district be eliminated or radically altered."
Ohio will lose two congressional seats as a result of redistricting based on the results of the 2010 Census. As a result, a re-election for Kucinich is expected to be difficult, if his district remains at all.
And though he reassured voters that his "efforts and focus remain on representing my constituents in the 10th district," he also promises, "We're not going to quietly fade away, and let the corporate interests and status quo have its way."
"Instead, we're gearing up for a long and difficult campaign in 2012," Kucinich pledged, "Wherever that may be."
The congressman may seek his ninth term outside of Ohio's state lines since he's "been approached by supporters across the country-from Washington to Maine-to explore options outside Ohio should redistricting force me out of my current district."
But in the meantime, he's asking for donations of $25, $50, or $100 in an inclusive effort to fund his re-election campaign because "there's simply too much at stake for our voice to be eliminated."
Kucinich has been preparing for the consequences of redistricting in Ohio since December 2010 when he began writing appeals for support.
"We are going to have to prepare for a different kind of election, possibly in a different place because my district may be eliminated," he said. "We are going to have to organize in a different way, now. The question will remain: Where?"