Dennis Kucinich Will Oppose Veteran Democrat in Ohio Primary

Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich(Photo: File)
Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich(Photo: File)

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he’s sticking with his plan to run against fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur in a U.S. House race that will pit two veteran lawmakers.

Kucinich had spent the last few weeks mulling whether to run against Kaptur or seek another seat in Cleveland after the Ohio Legislature approved a new congressional district map.

The new map gave Kaptur a bigger chunk of her current district in the Toledo area, leading to speculation that Kucinich would look toward an election run against Cleveland Congresswoman Marcia Fudge.

Kucinich said on Wednesday that he will he file to run against Kaptur in a district that hugs the Lake Erie shoreline from Cleveland to Toledo.

Whoever emerges from the March primary will be heavily favored to win the seat.