In the other major Ohio election of Super Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich appeared headed for defeat to fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the two of them forced to run against each other because of redistricting. With about 78% of the votes counted, Kaptur led Kucinich, 58% to 38%.
On the Republican side, Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, held a narrow lead for the GOP nomination in the district.
Speaking to supporters at her Toledo headquarters, Kaptur thanked, “the people of our region that now stretches across the economic powerhouse of Ohio from Toledo, to Sandusky, to Lorain, to Cleveland.”
“This is not only the economic powerhouse of Ohio, it’s the democratic powerhouse of Ohio. Just bring those Republicans and we’re ready,” she added.