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October 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Democrat Dennis J. Kucinich, the liberal four-term congressman who has been steadfast in his opposition to the Iraq war, formally kicked off his presidential campaign Monday with a harsh critique of U.S. foreign policy. "America cannot put its foot on the accelerator of war and advocate peace," the Ohio lawmaker, who favors a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, told several hundred cheering supporters in the Cleveland City Council chambers.
December 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Democratic Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich launched his second bid for president Tuesday, a longshot candidacy fueled by his frustration with his party's failed effort to end the Iraq war. "I am not going to stand by and watch thousands more of our brave, young men and women killed in Iraq," said Kucinich, a six-term liberal congressman from Cleveland, to applause from a crowd gathered at City Hall. "We Democrats were put back in power to bring some sanity back to our nation.
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."
February 23, 2003 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
North Carolina Sen. John Edwards added his voice Saturday to the Democratic chorus of Bush bashing, as the party wrapped up its annual winter meeting with appearances from three of the eight Democratic presidential hopefuls. "In two short years, George W. Bush has taught us what the W stands for: wrong," Edwards said to a cheering audience of roughly 400 Democratic insiders. "Wrong for our children, wrong for our parents, wrong for our values, and wrong, wrong, wrong for our country." Ohio Rep.
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.
November 18, 2007 | Cathleen Decker, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles forum on global warming Saturday provided three presidential candidates time to throw around vows to cut carbon emissions, spur a green economy and renew American leadership in the world. But if the intent was to buff their green credentials, more than anything the gathering thrust into glaring relief the differing approaches of Democrats Dennis J. Kucinich, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards as each seeks the presidency.
May 16, 2004 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Dennis J. Kucinich doesn't believe in conventional wisdom. Especially the kind that says with Sen. John F. Kerry as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, it's time for Kucinich to head home. Kerry's nomination has been a foregone conclusion since early March. But that hasn't stopped Kucinich from spending 16-hour days zipping through the lush river gorges and mountain passes of Oregon to campaign for votes.
December 23, 2003 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
It was Sunday night on the bluffs overlooking Zuma Beach in Malibu. The red carpet was duct-taped to the driveway as caterers put the finishing touches on vegan tofu cakes and root vegetable sautees. As the sun dipped into the Pacific, in strode a small man with a disarming smile. Presidential longshot Dennis J. Kucinich was a long way from Cleveland.
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."
August 4, 2003 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Take a dark-horse Democratic presidential candidate (in this case, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich), ask him to speak at a Hollywood function (technically, Sherman Oaks), invite some of The Industry's most active and outspoken liberals, and what do you get? Why, "Seabiscuit" references, of course.
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