Kucinich, Squeezed Out By Redistricting, Loses Ohio Primary to Kaptur

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 7:00 am

Dennis Kucinich, the eight-term Congressman from Cleveland, lost his bid for re-election last night in a primary to fellow Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Ohio lost two seats after the 2010 reapportionment and eliminated a seat in the Cleveland region, giving Kucinich few options. He decided to try to defeat Kaptur largely on her turf, and came up well short, 56-40. Kaptur is a reliably liberal and even populist vote on economic issues, but she’s also anti-choice and was a major thorn in the party’s side on the Stupak amendment.

 

Will the Pro-Choice Caucus Join Ben Nelson to Sell Out Choice?

By: Saturday March 13, 2010 1:00 pm

Following the passage of the House health care bill, the outcry against Bart Stupak’s amendment from pro-choice members of Congress was stentorious. Rep. Diana DeGette and Rep. Louise Slaughter co-authored a letter signed by 41 members of Congress, which says quite clearly:

We will not vote for a conference report that contains language that restricts women’s right to choose any further than current law.

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