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Dennis Kucinich concedes defeat to Marcy Kaptur in Ohio Democratic primary
CBS ^ | 3/7/2012 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 03/07/2012 1:47:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a liberal establishment in the House, conceded defeat Tuesday night in Ohio's 9th district Democratic primary to longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

The Democratic primary was overshadowed Tuesday night by the competitive contest in Ohio's Republican presidential primary between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The Democratic contest, however, was also hard-fought.

Kucinich made his concession speech just past midnight Wednesday, when Kaptur had a 24-point lead with 84 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; kermit
While I almost always disagreed with this guy, he had my respect because he was a fairly consistent lib. Unlike most Democrats, he wouldn't pretend to be conservative....and his honesty was refreshing.

Hard to believe he will be gone.

I suspect he will get an analyst job on a cable news station.

1 posted on 03/07/2012 1:47:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

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both LasVegasDave and Flutters.

2 posted on 03/07/2012 1:59:09 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo. VOTE HIM OUT!!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did he get redistricted out of his seat?
He’s a nutjob but certainly no worse than Kaptur.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 2:06:56 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Suffering fools is hard work and there's no end to it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes; SoFloFreeper; All

I moved to northern ohio in the early 70,s, and found out about the true DK in the mid 80’s. I never liked the man, he had a beautiful (Dolly Parton-esk wife, that he dumped, Sandy) and at that time I was very much pro marriage..

•Helen ?: The book Cleveland: 1930-2000 by Thea Gallo Becker has a photo of Helen Kucinich standing next to Dennis at the 1971 swearing in of Mayor Perk.
“Reportedly, Kucinich’s first marriage dissolved because his wife Helen wanted a home and a family; Dennis was said to be interested only in a career.”
Source: Frank Kuznik, “Kucinich on the Couch”, Clevelandmagazine.com, via Archive.org, June 1978.

Author Carl Lieberman, in his book Government and Politics in Ohio, page 202, mentioned that Kucinich’s first wife Helen disliked his political life.

•Sandra Lee McCarthy-Horn: Dennis and Sandra were married on January 15, 1977. They divorced in 1986 or 1987.

“Sandy Kucinich, Dennis’ second wife, also works at City Hall, assuming a motherly role toward Dennis. In interviews, she is fond of pointing out that she is a perfect helpmate to her husband, and sees to his day-to-day needs. “I am his best friend,” she constantly tells reporters. “It reminds you of the stereotyped Jewish mother,” comments one psychiatrist. “She’s there fussing over him, like, ‘Look at the little fella - that’s my boy.’”
Source: Frank Kuznik, “Kucinich on the Couch”, Clevelandmagazine.com, via Archive.org, June 1978.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 2:11:51 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo. VOTE HIM OUT!!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

What does anyone know about Marcy Kaptur?


5 posted on 03/07/2012 2:36:22 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SoFloFreeper

a rat bitten by a snake.....what a sight....Marcy is a venomous viper


6 posted on 03/07/2012 2:44:13 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: nuconvert

She was one of Stupak’s minnions.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 2:48:31 AM PST by Typelouder
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To: The Wizard

I wish DK had won. He would have had to face Joe the Plumber in Nov. now the plumber has to go against Marcy the liberal.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 3:00:35 AM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Oh noes! Whatever will he do for a living now? He's an old man with no marketable skills who will have to learn to live on a fixed income.

'Course that fixed income is something like 200 thousand dollars a year thanks to the cushy retirement plan he's helped craft for himself and his fellow Congressholes over the years.

9 posted on 03/07/2012 3:04:52 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree, he was consistent & did not budge from his views. In today’s world there’s a lot to be said for that.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 3:29:38 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Texas Eagle
"Congressholes"

Hey! I like that!

11 posted on 03/07/2012 3:47:32 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: leaning conservative

A knife in the chest from a true, hard-core unapologetic liberal is far preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.

I think I will use that as my tagline for a little bit.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 3:51:49 AM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Kucinich, "the boy mayor of Cleveland" (which he bankrupted) has no working concept of how the real world works. He could, but is not interested. Example: He wanted to do away with the Dept. of Defense and establish instead a Dept. of Peace.

Glad to see him go. Cable news commentator? No. Chairman of the "Lollypop Guild" most likely.

13 posted on 03/07/2012 3:55:52 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
He wanted to do away with the Dept. of Defense and establish instead a Dept. of Peace.

His type changed the name in the first place, from its more accurate name, "Dept. of War". (E.g. what we did in Kosovo, for instance, could in no way be considered "defense")
14 posted on 03/07/2012 4:00:40 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Did he get redistricted out of his seat?

Dennis Kucinich Could Lose House Seat to Redistricting on Super Tuesday

You may not have seen the last of him...

After loss in Ohio, Kucinich move to Washington will be hot topic again

15 posted on 03/07/2012 4:49:11 AM PST by kanawa
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To: SoFloFreeper

There are lawns all over this great nation that are gnomeless. I’m sure Dennis will fina another patch of grass to haunt.

I didn’t dislike the man because he was a lib per se.

I dislike him because there wasn’t one issue he wasn’t afraid to use to get face time in front of a camera - even if the issue came to light because of his incompetence in the first place. Then, when the press got tired of it, Dennis was back to his gnomeful activities.

The man’s been in Congress for decades, Cleveland is run almost exclusively by his party, yet all the problems with the area are those Wascally Webpulicans.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 5:24:49 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: kanawa

Sans trophy wife


17 posted on 03/07/2012 5:27:49 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: rlmorel

I agree with facing the knife but I am thinking that RINO actually applies more to Conservatives as the Repub Party has become the death trap for any actual conservative policies.
We need a true Conservative Party.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 6:15:44 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: AppyPappy

Someone should start a pool to see how long it takes Liz to abandon Gnomeo now that he’s just another ordinary insufferable liberal schmo rather than an insufferable liberal schmo with a bit of power.

I give her till the end of the year if he doesn’t get a new gig with a little bit of prestige or power.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You are right. I can see him on MSNBC. His “concession” speech was classic Kucinich, attacking Kaptur for running “dishonest, misleading” advertising (of course his ads accused her of being a prowar tool of the defense contractors).


20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:41 AM PST by mak5
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To: rlmorel

Heh, heh. Use it in good health. I waive rights to any and all royalties.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 6:26:29 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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