Dennis Kucinich Loses Ohio Seat

Two-time prez candidate loses to Dem Marcy Kaptur in redrawn district
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 7, 2012 2:28 AM CST
Updated Mar 7, 2012 5:32 AM CST
And the winner is ... Rep. Marcy Kaptur.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
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(Newser) – Ohio voters yesterday bounced two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich out of office, leaving him without a congressional seat for the first time in 16 years. The antiwar populist conceded just after midnight to progressive Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in the race to represent Ohio's redrawn Ninth District. The outcome between the two House allies was largely expected since the new district included more of Kaptur's old territory than Kucinich's, notes the New York Times. Kaptur still faces a general election against Samuel Wurzelbacher, known as "Joe the Plumber," and is expected to win. It's not yet known if Kucinich has plans for another elected office. (Read more Marcy Kaptur stories.)

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