facebook
twitter
search
search

Kucinich falls in new district's primary

March 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM
1 of 2
| License Photo

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a liberal who twice ran for president, Tuesday appeared beaten in the Democratic primary in his newly drawn Ohio district, results showed.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer projected Marcy Kaptur, the longest-serving woman in Congress, the winner in the state's 9th District with 37,563 votes to Kucinich's 25,050.

The newspaper said Kaptur won four of the district's five counties, though not all ballots had been counted. Kucinich won big in his home county, Cuyahoga, with 73 percent, but it wasn't enough to offset Kaptur's edge elsewhere, including her home county, Lucas, where she grabbed 94 percent of the vote.

"I thought it was ours to win," she told supporters after claiming victory. "I understand that it takes awhile for people to get used to you. People in Cuyahoga County don't have to worry. I will pay attention to them, too."

The Plain Dealer said Kucinich didn't quite concede, but said it didn't look good.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Van hauling fireworks catches fire on I-15 near California-Nevada border
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Police arrest Wisconsin man who allegedly threatened to kill Obama