Rep. Dennis Kucinich Loses Primary to Marcy Kaptur After Redistricting

Rep. Dennis Kucinich Loses Primary, But Will He Run in Washington State?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich Loses Primary, But Will He Run in Washington State?

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March 7 2012 7:21 PM

Rep. Dennis Kucinich Loses Primary, But Will He Run in Washington State?

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(U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich walks to a House Democratic caucus meeting on January 4, 2011 in Washington, DC.)

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Super Tuesday’s pack of losers includes more than just Ron Paul.

Dennis Kucinich, a well-known liberal Ohio congressman loved by the left for his opposition to war, and teased by some for his claims of seeing UFOs, lost a primary fight to Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

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Kucinich, who ran twice for president on a platform that included creating a Department of Peace and legalizing marijuana, served as an Ohio congressman for 16 years—and was by all reports a friendly colleague of Kaptur until redistricting from the GOP-controlled legislature made the two rivals.

Like Congressman Ron Paul, Kucinich was respected by many for political purity—unafraid to oppose even those in his own party or give ground on issues he felt were important.

It may not be over for Kucinich though—rumors abound that he may run in Washington State. Stranger things have happened—just ask the former congressman. That’s where he says he saw a UFO!

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.