(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio said Wednesday he refuses to accept the Congressional redistricting in his state that may lead to the elimination of his district.
"I'm literally fighting back, hoping to have the chance to continue to serve," Kucinich told Carol Costello in an interview on “CNN Newsroom."
"I'm not someone who's going to lay down and roll over because some interest groups want me out of Congress."
Ohio will lose two congressional seats as a result of the redistricting based on the 2010 Census. Therefore, reelection for the eight-term Congressman in 2012 will be difficult, if his district exists at all.
The former Democratic presidential candidate is considering a move to a friendlier part of the country and recently returned from a trip to Washington state, but the anti-war Congressman said he has yet to make a decision.
"I'm getting a lot of invitations from Washington state, that's true," Kucinich said. "I've certainly been accepting invitations and I'm, I look forward to continuing to serve in Congress. Of course, it's not my decision alone."
Kucinich used his precarious political position to fundraise earlier in May, asking supporters to contribute to his reelection "wherever that may be."
We're not going to quietly fade away and let the corporate interests and status quo have its way," Kucinich wrote. "Instead we're gearing up for a long and difficult campaign in 2012."
– CNN's Rebecca Stewart contributed to this report