Washington (CNN)-Eight-term Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich will be looking for a new district to represent no more.
Tuesday he announced that his fear that Ohio’s 10th Congressional District would be redistricted out from under him was unfounded, after all.
"It is an amazing turn of events that the legislature decided not to dismantle the district I represent,” Kucinich said in a statement.
His seat is up for re-election in 2012, but Ohio will lose two congressional seats as a result of redistricting based on the results of the 2010 Census.
With the possibility of not having a home district to seek re-election in, Kucinich once said he fielded offers “from Washington to Maine” to run for office outside Ohio’s state lines.
He even began using the threat as a fundraising appeal in December 2010, telling potential donors, “We are going to have to organize in a different way, now. The question will remain: Where?"
But although he’d hinted at relocating to continue his career in the House of Representatives, it appears Kucinich can stay put for now.
"That is all I could have hoped for," he said.
CNN Congressional Producer Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.