No re-district for Kucinich
September 13th, 2011
07:30 PM ET
11 years ago

No re-district for Kucinich

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.

Filed under: 2012 • Dennis Kucinich • Ohio • Redistricting
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Although I don't always agree with his positions, I do appreciate his service!

    September 13, 2011 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  2. thomas

    Why wasn't he with the president today in Ohio pushing the jobs bill ?

    Hope he didn't bite on another olive and break a tooth !

    September 13, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  3. Don

    Well, he could have always run in North Korea.

    September 13, 2011 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is nice to know that a voice of the left is still going to be in Congress. I wonder if the country will appreciate his different perspective. I know that he goes so far to the left that he practically wraps around to the right next to Ron Paul.

    September 13, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  5. terry,va

    All the idiots that voted for him in his district will just be a part of this fool's future. It is amazing that so many idiots can live in one place to elected him in the first place. Naw, just look at San Fran and NYC.

    September 13, 2011 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  6. Drogo, who bit the dust

    They figured throwing a bone to the liberals might appease them.

    September 13, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  7. clint

    Who else would want this big mouth

    September 13, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |