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Ohio U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich gets offers to run elsewhere

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CLEVELAND — A spokesman says a liberal congressman who could lose his Ohio district is hearing from people across the country who want him to run in their states.

Republicans in control in Ohio may eliminate the Cleveland seat held by eight-term Democrat Dennis Kucinich during this year's redistricting. Ohio will lose two House districts because of U.S. population shifts.

Kucinich was in Washington state for appearances last week. Spokesman Nathan White old The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer of Cleveland that Washington is among 20 states where people are urging Kucinich to run. Washington will add one new congressional seat.

Kucinich has said he will fight to stay in Congress and promote liberal policies. The repeat presidential candidate told the Cleveland newspaper he would not discuss speculation about other states.



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