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July 13, 2003 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
Opening day, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, April 1978. On the mound, to toss out the ceremonial first pitch, the 31-year-old maverick mayor and enfant terrible of Ohio politics. He is wearing a bulletproof vest. Police sharpshooters ring the ballpark roof. Dennis J. Kucinich looks up at the crowd. When he is in attendance and Indian fans yell "Kill the bum," he knows they aren't talking about the umpire. His appearance on the field brings a chorus of boos from 75,000 fans.
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March 6, 2012 | By Ian Duncan
In the other major Ohio election of Super Tuesday, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich is locked in a primary battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the two of them forced to run against each other due to redistricting. With about 26% of the votes counted, Kaptur led Kucinich, 52% to 44%. Republicans in the Ohio Legislature controlled redistricting, and corralled the state's Democrats into four districts. The new 9th Congressional District on the Lake Erie shorefrontcontains about 47% of the Toledo electorate Kaptur has represented since 1983, as well as 13% from another district, according to an analysis by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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December 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, who ran for president in 2004, said he was planning another bid because his party wasn't pushing hard enough to end the Iraq war. He said he would announce his candidacy today in Cleveland.
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March 6, 2012 | By Ian Duncan
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.
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March 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich got a payoff Monday night for his determination to stay in a Democratic presidential race that is very much decided: He got to present his Top 10 list on the "Late Show with David Letterman." The subject of Kucinich's list: "Ways Dennis Kucinich can still be president of the United States." 10. Keep doing what I'm doing -- I'm winning, right? 9. Constitution is amended stating presidents must be 35 or older, a natural-born citizen and named Dennis. 8.
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February 14, 2004 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich is not interested in conventional wisdom. Skimpy audiences, naysaying pundits and late-night jokes aside, the unabashedly liberal presidential hopeful is still in the race -- and has no plans of leaving. Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, campaigned in California this week, raising money and looking for a date on "The Tonight Show."
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April 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, saying his action was driven by a desire to defend Americans' right "to have a government that is honest and peaceful." The Ohio congressman said Cheney manipulated and fabricated intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war. Kucinich said it was important to introduce the legislation "because the threat of war against Iran is very real."
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January 17, 2008
Michigan primary: A Section A article on the state's presidential vote that appeared in some editions Wednesday said Hillary Rodham Clinton was the only candidate on the Democratic ballot. Three other Democrats -- Dennis J. Kucinich, Mike Gravel and Christopher J. Dodd -- also appeared on the ballot. In addition, the article said Mitt Romney's victory in the Republican primary was "a long-sought electoral gold medal." Romney earlier won the Wyoming Republican caucuses.
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December 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The youngest brother of Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich was found dead at his home in Cleveland. Perry Kucinich, 52, was found face down by another brother, Larry, said Powell Caesar, a spokesman for the Cuyahoga County coroner's office. There were no signs of foul play, Caesar said. Larry Kucinich told officers that his brother had a history of mental illness and had stopped taking his medication, a police report said.
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October 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich is demanding that New Hampshire television stations stop broadcasting ads from rival Howard Dean, saying the spots distort the records of both candidates. In the two 30-second spots, the former Vermont governor highlights his opposition to the Iraq war and says, "The best my opponents can do is ask questions today that they should have asked before they supported the war."
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March 17, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
The House is expected to vote Thursday on a resolution demanding the speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a crucial first test of conservative support for the war among the new Republican majority. The measure, put forward by liberal Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), is designed to appeal to the fiscal conservatism that has dominated the Republican agenda since the start of the year. In a letter to colleagues, Kucinich highlighted the $113 billion President Obama has requested in his 2012 budget for the war, which is in its 10th year with mixed progress.
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July 16, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich's single article of impeachment will get a committee hearing -- but not on removing President Bush from office. The House on Tuesday voted 238 to 180 to send his impeachment article -- for Bush's reasoning in taking the country to war in Iraq -- to the Judiciary Committee, which buried Kucinich's previous 35-article effort in June. This time, the panel will open hearings, possibly as soon as next week.
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March 2, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is back out on the campaign trail, where he always seems to be, hustling for votes in Tuesday's crucial Democratic primary. But he is no longer running for president or supporting one of the remaining contenders. For the first time since he was elected to Congress in 1996, Kucinich is battling to keep his seat.
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January 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Democrat Dennis J. Kucinich is abandoning his second longshot bid for the White House as he faces a tough fight to hold onto his current job -- U.S. congressman. In an interview with Cleveland's Plain Dealer, the six-term House member said Thursday he was quitting the presidential race and would make a formal announcement today. "I will be announcing that I'm transitioning out of the presidential campaign," Kucinich said. "I'm making that announcement tomorrow about a new direction."
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January 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Supreme Court will allow Texas to print presidential primary ballots without Democratic candidate Dennis J. Kucinich's name. The court refused to step into a dispute between Kucinich and the Texas Democratic Party over a party loyalty oath all candidates must sign to make the ballot. Kucinich crossed out the oath when he filed for a spot on the primary ballot, arguing that it violated his right to free speech. Texas said its deadline is today to print absentee ballots.
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January 17, 2008
Michigan primary: A Section A article on the state's presidential vote that appeared in some editions Wednesday said Hillary Rodham Clinton was the only candidate on the Democratic ballot. Three other Democrats -- Dennis J. Kucinich, Mike Gravel and Christopher J. Dodd -- also appeared on the ballot. In addition, the article said Mitt Romney's victory in the Republican primary was "a long-sought electoral gold medal." Romney earlier won the Wyoming Republican caucuses.
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February 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, one of the strongest voices in Congress against war in Iraq, said he will enter the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. Kucinich, co-leader of the Progressive Caucus, which includes the House's most liberal members, told a gathering of Iowa labor leaders that he would file papers today to create a committee to raise money for a presidential bid. Former U.S. Sen.
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January 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A Nevada judge said Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich must be included in today's candidate debate in Nevada. Senior Clark County District Judge Charles Thompson said if Kucinich was excluded, he would issue an injunction stopping the televised debate. The judge sided with a lawyer for the Ohio congressman, who said MSNBC invited Kucinich to take part and then told him that he couldn't.
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January 2, 2008 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Barack Obama's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination might have gained a slight advantage Tuesday with Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich's recommendation to his supporters to back the Illinois senator if there is insufficient support for Kucinich in individual precincts. While Kucinich's support is slight here, polls show a statistical tie for first among Obama, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards.
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