In Ohio, Kaptur ousts fellow Democrat Kucinich from House
March 7, 2012
FLASHBACK: (Infowars June 2011) On the Democratic side, Paul’s closest ally Dennis Kucinich is facing the prospect of losing his district altogether with immediate effect in Ohio, following the state’s loss of two House seats. Kucinich has intimated that he may run for Congress in Washington state if this likely scenario unfolds. >>>Read more
WASHINGTON – Rep. Marcy Kaptur won her primary Tuesday and ended fellow Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 16-year career in the U.S. House, making him the first incumbent to lose their re-election bid in 2012.
[...] The Kaptur-Kucinich match-up overshadowed other congressional primaries on Tuesday. It was the first member-versus-member primary fight sparked by the redistricting process. Kaptur, who was first elected in 1982, and Kucinich, who was elected in 1996, were thrown into the same northern Ohio district by the redistricting process that follows each Census. Ohio had lost two House seats for 2012.
[...] Kucinich, 65, has served in local and federal office most of his life. He has built a national profile as a reliably anti-war, liberal Democrat, even if he was a lonely one at times in advocating some positions, such as his support for abolishing nuclear weapons and his efforts to impeach Vice President Cheney.