Seattle Times political reporter Jim Brunner has this fascinating post about what he thought was just a crazy rumor – that Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich might move to Washington state and run for Congress.
But as he looked into it, he not only couldn’t refute it but even found evidence that the darling of the political left just might be considering such a move. It’s all because his district might be eliminated or altered as Ohio must contract due to the latest Census. Such a strategy could explain a recent rash of Kucinich appearances in the state.
Brunner ask Kucinich’s spokesman about the rumors and received something that sounds pretty close to a confirmation, not that he would run here but that he is considering it….
After people learned that Kucinich’s district might be eliminated or redrawn by the Ohio Legislature’s Republican majority, Kucinich “received requests from people in 20 states, including Washington, encouraging him to move and run in their area,” said the statement from press secretary Nathan White.”Congressman Kucinich appreciates the interest expressed in his public service. As he has repeatedly said, he fully intends to remain in Congress; he just doesn’t know in what district he will run,” the statement said.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer chases the Times story about its local congressman here.