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Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio)


Biography
District: 10th District
Political Highlights: Cleveland City Council, 1969-75; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1972; independent candidate for U.S. House, 1974; mayor of Cleveland, 1977-79; defeated for re-election as mayor of Cleveland, 1979; Cleveland City Council, 1983-85; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1988; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1992; Ohio Senate, 1995-97; U.S. House, 1997-2013; sought Democratic nomination for president, 2004; sought Democratic nomination for president, 2008
Born: Oct. 8, 1946; Cleveland, Ohio
Residence: Cleveland
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Elizabeth Kucinich; one child
Education: Case Western Reserve U., B.A., M.A. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Workforce Protections); Oversight & Government Reform (Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight & Government Spending - Ranking Member)

Defeated by Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D, in a primary on March 6, 2012

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalDennis Kucinich (D) 101,34053.1
Peter Corrigan (R) 83,80743.9
Jeff Goggins (LIBERT) 5,8743.1
2008generalDennis Kucinich (D) 157,26857.0
Jim Trakas (R) 107,91839.1
Paul Conroy (LIBERT) 10,6233.9
2006generalDennis Kucinich (D) 138,39366.4
Michael Dovilla (R) 69,99633.6
2004generalDennis Kucinich (D) 172,40660.0
Edward Herman (R) 96,46333.6
Barbara Anne Ferris (I) 18,3436.4
2002generalDennis Kucinich (D) 129,99774.1
Jon Heben (R) 41,77823.8
Judy Locy (I) 3,7612.1
2000generalDennis Kucinich (D) 167,06375.0
Bill Smith (R) 48,93022.0
Ron Petrie (LIBERT) 6,7623.0
1998generalDennis Kucinich (D) 110,55266.8
Joseph Slovenec (R) 55,01533.2
1996generalDennis Kucinich (D) 110,72349.1
Martin Hoke (R) 104,54646.3
Robert Iverson (NL) 10,4154.6
Aaron O'Brien () 120.0
1974generalRonald Mottl (D) 53,33834.8
George Mastics (R) 46,81030.5
Dennis Kucinich (I) 45,18629.5
Hugh Gallagher (I) 3,4612.3
Bohdan Futey (I) 2,6551.7
Arthur Cain (I) 2,0051.3
1972generalWilliam Minshall (R) 98,59449.4
Dennis Kucinich (D) 94,36647.3
John O'Neill (SL) 3,6151.8
Frederick Lyon (AMI) 2,9761.5
Roll Call Vitals

14th

Ohio is 14th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

8,581

Twitter Followers (@RepKucinich)

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.