Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who won a national following among liberals in two colorful but unsuccessful runs for president, was defeated by fellow Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, leaving his political future in question.
Mr. Kucinich has visited Washington State, prompting speculation that he might run for Congress from there, and his campaign has declined to rule out that option. It would be a highly unusual move, but Washington leans Democratic and there is an open congressional seat in a Seattle-area district.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1968 and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in 1974. She did post-graduate study in urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.
Kaptur served on the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commissions from 1969 to 1975 and was director of planning for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs (1975--1977) founded by the late Msgr. Geno Baroni. She later served as a domestic policy advisor during President Jimmy Carter's Administration.
In 2011 Kaptur introduced HR 1489 to re-instate Glass-Steagall
Surprised, but I actually agree w this - consumer / commercial banking SHOULD be firewalled from investment banking as a risk management strategy.
Posted by: Cincinnatus Chili ||
...Kucinich has been a factor in Northeast Ohio politics for more than thirty years, and his district was about as reliable as it could get for a left wing liberal. His defeat could be a sign of something bad about to happen...
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
#5 ...Kucinich has been a factor in Northeast Ohio politics for more than thirty years, and his district was about as reliable as it could get for a left wing liberal. His defeat could be a sign of something bad good about to happen...
[Dawn] Voters from Alaska to Georgia are going to the polls on a potentially pivotal Super Tuesday that is expected to see Mitt Romney ...whose real first name is actually, no kidding, Willard, was governor of Massachussetts and is currently the front-runner for president on the Publican ticket. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney's foot is in an ideological bucket because of Romneycare, a state-level experiment that should have been a warning against Obamacare if anyone had been paying attention. Romney's charisma is best defined as soporific, which is probably why he is leading the Publican field... close in on the Republican presidential nomination.
The frontrunner hopes to build on recent momentum, he has won the last five voting contests, and deal a knockout blow to key rival Rick Santorum ...candidate for president and former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. He was a lawyer before becoming the Representative for suburban Pittsburgh in 1991. He lost his Senate seat in 2006 to Bob Casey, a Democrat machine politician and political dynast. Santorum is a social conservative whose primary attraction is seemingly that he is neither Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich... as they fight for the right to take on President Barack Obama I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money... in November.
In Tuesday's 10-state marathon, Romney is tipped to win Idaho, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia, Santorum is odds-on to take Oklahoma and former House speaker Newt Gingrich ...former Speaker of the House, author of the Contract with America. Gingrich gave the country welfare reform and a balanced budget and the Publicans a landslide House victory in 1994. On the downside, he has a roving eye and a loose fly, he's opinionated, and he's abrasive despite his ability to work with the other side of the political aisle... is seen as a sure-fire winner in his home state of Georgia.
Ohio and North Dakota are straight shoot-outs between Romney and Santorum, while all three have a chance in Tennessee. Romney must fend off a strong challenge in Alaska from Texas congressman Ron Paul, who is still looking for his first state win.
Romney will not be crowned the nominee on Tuesday and there could still be a long battle all the way to the Republican Party's August convention, but if he wins the crucial state of Ohio he will become very hard to beat.
Exiting a TV studio in Columbus, Ohio after addressing the pro-Israeli AIPAC lobby in Washington via video-link, Romney told AFP: "It's a great day, looking forward to it."
Asked if he would win Ohio, he replied: "I hope so."The former Massachusetts governor gave the thumbs up before boarding his campaign bus, which has been frantically criss-crossing this Rust Belt state as he tries to overcome a stiff challenge from Santorum.
Polls opened at 6:30 am (1130 GMT) in the largely working-class swing state and general election bellwether.
A steady stream of voters showed up before work at a polling station in the Whetstone Community Center in an affluent area of Columbus.
Jim Ray, 46, who runs a truck dealership, said he backed Romney.
"I just think he has the best chance of winning against Obama. My biggest concern is who will be able to win in November," he told AFP.
Romney talked up Ohio's importance on Monday, characterizing the race as a "battle for the soul of America" and telling cheering supporters at a rally in Zanesville: "If you do your job tomorrow we're going to win this thing."
Santorum, a devout Roman Catholic who fiercely opposes abortion and gay marriage, has billed himself as an authentic conservative who understands working-class voters and can beat Obama in the manufacturing-heavy Rust Belt.
If he loses Ohio, serious questions will be asked about his electability in November. Final polls showed the race was too close to call but Romney has closed fast after Santorum enjoyed a healthy lead a week ago.
Santorum, who came from nowhere to sweep three states on February 8, challenging Romney for frontrunner status before faltering in Arizona and Michigan, has played up his underdog status.
"The establishment is lining up behind the guy who's next in line,"Santorum told supporters Monday in Westerville, Ohio. "We have to have someone who can stand on principle, stand on ideas."
Delegates are awarded by each state in the complex Republican Party nominating process, sometimes on a proportional and/or non-binding basis, until one candidate reaches the 1,144 delegate threshold required to declare victory.
Romney, a former businessman who made his fortune as a venture capitalist, has pulled ahead in the early delegate count, but Santorum and Gingrich loom in the wings as dark horses for the nomination.
Posted by: Barbara ||
I am at the Anyone But Obama stage where I don't care who they nominate as long has he has opposable thumbs and is vaguely conservative. Even the hominid part isn't a strict requirement. I would vote for my sister's dog over That Other Guy.
Hickory for President! Because it is time to chase the Squirrels of Socialism off our national lawn.