Kucinich challenges fellow Democrat to keep his job
December 28th, 2011
05:38 PM ET
11 years ago

Kucinich challenges fellow Democrat to keep his job

Washington (CNN) - One of the most outspoken liberals in Congress filed papers Wednesday to try to keep his House seat.

For Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, that means challenging fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur – the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives.

Due to redistricting, Ohio is losing two congressional seats next year. Kucinich's 10th congressional district is disappearing and merging with Kaptur's 9th district.

Kucinich has been openly exploring running again in other districts. Settling on challenging Kaptur pits two veteran Ohio House Democrats against one another.

In a fundraising email to supporters Wednesday, Kucinich claims to have helped "save and/or create thousands of jobs" in Ohio and also touted the anti-war efforts that he is most known for nationally.

"And I will continue to seek peace and reform. While wars continue to break out, America must resist the impulse to join in the carnage. We must stop spending money on war," said Kucinich.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. NVa Native

    Kucinich is the left's equal to the right's Rand Paul. Both men mean well but have a nutty fringe to them.

    December 28, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Phil in KC

    He obviously does well in his own district. But it will be interesting to see how he does against someone from his own party who has her own turf to defend. I'm curious if his entire district was swallowed up in hers or if it was divided among other districts, as well.

    December 28, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    He may be the uber-liberal, but he's still just as much a cutthroat politician as any of them.

    December 28, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. SC

    I hope Kucinich loses. He would do and say ANYTHING like donald trump to get what he wants. And all Kucinich knows is to impeach every president, both living and dead.

    December 28, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  5. Keith in Austin

    In the dictionary, under the words Liberal- Democrat are pictures of Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Kerry, Schumer and certainly little Dennis kucinich! The Left Wing Heroes for people like; Wire P., Diridi, Donkey Party, Rudy etal. Is it any wonder why Democrats need to be voted OUT in 2012? Conservatives and Independents will unite in force next November! You can bank on it my friends!

    December 28, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  6. Ed 1

    Just what we need another die hard liberal.

    December 28, 2011 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People

    Dennis, just do the right thing and step aside, you lost your district due to demographics.

    December 28, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |

    NVa Na "DITTO" 'nuff said

    December 28, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |