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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.
July 19, 2003
Re your July 13 article on 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich: Is there a person running for president more out of touch with current popular opinion than Rep. Kucinich (D-Ohio)? Kucinich has not proposed a single plan for how to deal with international terrorists other than through appeasement policies such as creating a "Department of Peace." He supports higher payroll taxes to support socialized medicine -- thus harming both the economy and health care. Kucinich may use populist rhetoric, but his real attempt is to gather favor with elite liberals such as college professors and Democratic activists -- not exactly a large representation of the population.
July 15, 2003 | John-Thor Dahlburg and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
After months of simmering tensions, a rift between black leaders and the Democratic Party erupted publicly Monday when three of the nine candidates for the party's presidential nomination skipped a forum sponsored by the NAACP. The head of the civil rights group lambasted the no-shows -- Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Reps. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri and Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio -- declaring each of them a "persona non grata" in the African American community.
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.
June 28, 2003 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
In an online contest that seemed more a milestone for Internet politics than a gauge of actual political strength, Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean far outpaced his party rivals in a vote organized by a liberal group. Dean, according to results announced Friday by, was the choice of 43.9% of the more than 317,000 participants. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio -- widely viewed as a longshot among the Democratic candidates, ranked second, with 23.9%, and Sen. John F.
May 12, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Sand, politics and aerial art made for a spirited -- if unusual -- Mother's Day celebration on a Santa Monica beach Sunday. About 1,000 people gathered for a peace rally and a chance to form an image that from the air resembled Picasso's "Motherhood," in which a mother embraces her child. Imagine "Beach Blanket Bingo" meets "Primary Colors," and that was the scene. The featured speaker at the rally was longshot presidential candidate Rep.
April 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich took his antiwar campaign to the House floor, calling for an end to the fighting in Iraq to allow weapons inspectors to return. The representative from Ohio repeated "Stop this war now" 10 times, and said the campaign was built on "falsehood." "This war has been advanced on lie upon lie," he said. "Iraq was not responsible for 9/11. Iraq was not responsible for any role Al Qaeda may have had in 9/11."
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.
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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