Tragedy: Dennis Kucinich may lose his seat to redistricting

Rick Moran
I'd like to say that it couldn't happen to a nicer fellow but that would be stretching the point beyond breaking. As Politico points out, he's already running for his life:

Kucinich, a two-time presidential candidate just elected to an eighth term in his Cleveland-area seat, is already in reelection mode. He's reaching out to voters and blasting e-mails to his local and national supporters in anticipation of an uncertain fate in 2012 - a surprisingly urgent pace that reflects the gravity of the situation confronting the outspoken liberal lawmaker.With newly released census figures showing Ohio will lose two seats in reapportionment, there is widespread speculation that Republicans in the state Legislature will eliminate Kucinich's seat outright - a move that could force the veteran congressman either to retire or to run in a Democratic primary against one of his neighboring colleagues, Reps. Betty Sutton or Marcia Fudge.

Just before the end of the year, Kucinich sent an e-mail to his supporters headlined "My Congressional District May Be Eliminated," warning: "We are going to have to prepare for a different kind of election, possibly in a different place because my district may be eliminated. We are going to have to organize in a different way now."

Sorry Dennis, my "My Give a Damn's Busted."






I'd like to say that it couldn't happen to a nicer fellow but that would be stretching the point beyond breaking. As Politico points out, he's already running for his life:

Kucinich, a two-time presidential candidate just elected to an eighth term in his Cleveland-area seat, is already in reelection mode. He's reaching out to voters and blasting e-mails to his local and national supporters in anticipation of an uncertain fate in 2012 - a surprisingly urgent pace that reflects the gravity of the situation confronting the outspoken liberal lawmaker.

With newly released census figures showing Ohio will lose two seats in reapportionment, there is widespread speculation that Republicans in the state Legislature will eliminate Kucinich's seat outright - a move that could force the veteran congressman either to retire or to run in a Democratic primary against one of his neighboring colleagues, Reps. Betty Sutton or Marcia Fudge.

Just before the end of the year, Kucinich sent an e-mail to his supporters headlined "My Congressional District May Be Eliminated," warning: "We are going to have to prepare for a different kind of election, possibly in a different place because my district may be eliminated. We are going to have to organize in a different way now."

Sorry Dennis, my "My Give a Damn's Busted."