Original Moonbat, Dennis Kucinich, defeated in Dem primary
Well, it looks like the right won't have Dennis Kucinich to kick around anymore.
The leftist icon and former candidate for president lost to Rep. Marcy Kaptur in a battle of loony Titans in Ohio's 9th district.
Dennis Kucinich is out and Marcy Kaptur has captured the Democratic primary in the new 9th District, according to data analysis from cleveland.com
Kaptur, the longest-serving woman in Congress, has apparently won the Democratic primary.
According to the official Ohio Secretary of State site, Kaptur had won four of the five counties -- except for Cuyahoga -- although not all of the ballots have been counted in the five-county district.
But based on the vote totals around 11:15 p.m., even a big win in Cuyahoga County would not be enough for Kucinich to overtake Kaptur.
A big reason is that Kaptur carried 94 percent of the vote in her home Lucas County, while Kucinich won 73 percent of the vote on his home turf, Cuyahoga County.
Kaptur had arrived at a laborer's hall in Toledo late tonight and she essentially declared victory.
"I thought it was ours to win," she said, but made a point in her speech to assure Kucinich supporters in the Cleveland area that she would take care of them.
Ohio lost two congressional seats in the last redistricting and Kucinich and Kaptur were forced to battle for the right to represent the new 9th.
The loss of Kucinich is a devastating blow to conservative bloggers everywhere. Few could match his weirdness, his off the wall statements, or his doltish speeches. He was one of the original internet "Moonbats" and the right will be hardpressed to find someone so easy to make fun of.
Given the target rich environment, it probably won't be too long before we find a replacement.