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Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, speaks to the media following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in this file photo.

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Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, speaks to the media following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in this file photo.

Kucinich Raises $1 — Half-Million in Debt To Go

Dennis Kucinich has yet to shake the nearly $500,000 in debts and obligations from a presidential bid he aborted almost a decade ago. And judging by the Federal Election Commission report that Kucinich for President filed today, it’ll be a...

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Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher greets supporters during a campaign rally with Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain in this October 30, 2008 file photo in Mentor, Ohio.

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Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher greets supporters during a campaign rally with Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain in this October 30, 2008 file photo in Mentor, Ohio.

‘Joe the Plumber’ Sees Election Hopes Go Down the Drain

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, better known as the “Joe the Plumber” who confronted President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, failed to win election to the U.S. House from Ohio, losing to incumbent Democrat Marcy Kaptur, the Associated Press reported....

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Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich at Tony's Diner in Cleveland in this Nov. 30 1977 photo.

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Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich at Tony's Diner in Cleveland in this Nov. 30 1977 photo.

Kucinich Won’t Move to Washington to Return to Washington

U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, of two quixotic runs for the presidency and a primary loss to fellow Ohio Democratic Representative Marcy Kaptur, has decided to leave Congress rather than move to Washington state and attempt to be elected from the West Coast. “At...

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger after winning the Republican congressional primary for the new 16th district on March 20, 2012 in Utica, Illinois.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger after winning the Republican congressional primary for the new 16th district on March 20, 2012 in Utica, Illinois.

More Captivating Than Competitive

Elections in which two members of the same political party run against each other because of redistricting often produce plenty of drama, awkwardness and media attention. What these races haven’t produced of late? Close outcomes. Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger’s 12-point...

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With his wife Elizabeth at his side,  Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland with supporters on March 6, 2012.

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With his wife Elizabeth at his side, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland with supporters on March 6, 2012.

Kucinich Streak Ends as House Colleague Match Ups Continue

The losses of Representatives Dennis Kucinich and Jean Schmidt in Ohio yesterday extend a long streak of House members being denied re-election by their own party’s voters. At least one House member has been denied a new term in every...

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Dennis Kucinich, center, his wife Elizabeth, left, and Marcy Kaptur, right, in Solon, Ohio, on Sept. 20, 2011.

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Dennis Kucinich, center, his wife Elizabeth, left, and Marcy Kaptur, right, in Solon, Ohio, on Sept. 20, 2011.

Kucinich Becomes a Trend Setter

Dennis Kucinich’s matchup in Ohio tonight against Marcy Kaptur will be the first of 10 contests this year between sitting House members of the same party – a modern record. One of the two veteran incumbents will lose their seat, thanks...

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