My eyes got wet when I heard this. He is not the Representative from my district, but Dennis Kucinich represents me as well as anyone does in the House.
On an Air America interview, before the election, Dennis said that he was up against a well funded corporatist DLC type. As you can see, we made the difference. Kucinich could not use any money from his presidential campaign (he didn't have any anyway), and started his Congressional campaign primary totally broke.
Look what we did! We beat the DLC and the corporate interests. Our little donations actually outdid their bribes!
Feels good to win one. This is the wave of the future. Thank goodness for the internet. It will save us yet.
In Ohio, Kucinich Survives Challenge
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), a two-time presidential candidate, survived a challenge from several Democrats on Tuesday in his Cleveland-based district, becoming one of several incumbents to defeat primary challengers in Ohio and Texas.
Kucinich, who opponents criticized for spending too much time running quixotic campaigns for the White House, received strong support from local labor unions who backed the incumbent because of his anti-trade positions and longtime support of a single-payer health-care system.
After pulling out of this year's presidential campaign in late January, Kucinich also raised about $850,000 in just a few weeks from donors
who had supported his White House bids.
Kucinich's victory margin was not large. He captured 50 percent of the vote, while four challengers split the rest. Cleveland City Council member Joe Cimperman, who raised about $500,000 for the race
, won 35 percent.