We’ve talked before about how Ohio is losing two Congressional seats. For several reasons, the consensus is that Dennis Kucinich’s seat is going to be eliminated.
First, the GOP will be in complete control of redistricting. A Democrat held seat will definitely be one of the 2 seats to go. Two, Cleveland has lost a LOT of population, and Dennis’ district is western Cuyahoga County. Three, the other Cleveland area seat is held by Marcia Fudge, the state’s only black representative. That means she is safe, and he district will have to grow.
The word on the street is that Betty Sutton’s 13th district to the west will be combined with Dennis’ 10th, and that the two would face off in a primary a year from now. Whoever won in this hypothetical matchup, it would be good news for NE Ohio conservatives. We either rid Congress of Dennis the Menace or Betty the Pelosi puppet.
How does it get better than that? If Dennis leaves Ohio altogether. My friends, sometimes dreams really can come true.
Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich may be considering a move. The eight-term Cleveland congressman is rumored to be interested in moving out of Ohio to seek re-election to Congress from Washington State’s new 10th district.
According to Kucinich’s communications director Nathan White, “After people found out that Congressman Kucinich’s district could be eliminated or substantially altered in congressional redistricting by the Ohio Legislature’s Republican majority, Congressman Kucinich received requests from people in twenty states, including Washington State, encouraging him to move and run in their area.”
Dennis has been spending a lot of time in Washington. He’s been holding fundraisers there. He marched in a Seattle parade to promote rights for illegal aliens. Speaking of aliens, Washington is where “he felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind” from a UFO at Shirley MacLaine’s house. So he obviously has a soft spot for the state.
When asked for comment, Kucinich’s office isn’t denying the rumor at all.
“Congressman Kucinich appreciates the interest expressed in his public service. As he has repeatedly said, he fully intends to remain in Congress; he just doesn’t know in what district he will run. In the meantime, he is devoted to serving Ohio’s 10th district as it currently stands.”
Or, put another way, Dennis will do anything to remain in power. But I’m not complaining. If it means Dennis would move 2000 miles away from Ohio, more power to him.