Rep. Dennis Kucinich's political future is still uncertain after losing Tuesday to Rep. Marcy Kaptur for Ohio's newly created 9th district. Many are still speculating whether Kucinich will run for a vacant congressional seat in Washington state.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Kucinich did not give an answer about a possible run for office in Washington state at a news conference at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport earlier this morning:
Kucinich sidestepped repeated questions about his future, including queries about whether he would seek a congressional seat in Washington state.
More speculation about a Washington state run came from Andy Juniewicz, Kucinich’s spokesman and longtime political strategist. Politico reported yesterday:
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In an interview with POLITICO last week, Andy Juniewicz, Kucinich’s spokesman and longtime political strategist, repeatedly declined to rule out the possibility of Kucinich waging a 2012 congressional bid in Washington state, which has three vacant, Democratic-leaning seats and where the congressman made forays last year before ultimately deciding to run in Ohio.
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The Nation's John Nichols spoke with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! this morning about Kaptur's win over Kucinich and the possibility of a Kucinich congressional seat in the Seattle area: