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Washington: Dennis Kucinich Won't Run Here — or Anywhere Else

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) will not seek a House seat in Washington state this year after losing a primary to a fellow Democratic Member in March.

In an email to his supporters, Kucinich thanked the "tens of thousands of concerned Citizens for Kucinich who in the past few months have written, emailed and called to discuss my running for Congress in Washington State."

Dennis Kucinich to Visit Washington State ... Again

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is heading back to Washington state next month, stoking speculation he might be considering a comeback bid on the West Coast.

Kucinich will address a forum on protecting Social Security at Highline Community College on April 12, according to the group Washington Citizens for Kucinich.

Illinois: Super PAC Spent Big for Adam Kinzinger in Home Stretch

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (left) won a hotly contested primary against a fellow GOP Member on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger had some outside help in his victory over veteran Rep. Don Manzullo in Tuesday's primary.

The Campaign for Primary Accountability, a super PAC, spent a whopping $222,000 on Kinzinger's behalf late in the race. That's more than four times as much as the $52,000 radio ad buy that YG Action Fund, a super PAC run by a former aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), put into the race.

Ohio: More Members Donated to Marcy Kaptur in Primary's Final Days

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Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur got an influx of campaign cash from fellow House Democrats in the final days before her primary victory Tuesday over Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

Rep. John Olver (D-Mass.), a longtime appropriator who serves on the panel with Kaptur and is retiring this year, cut her a check for $2,000, according to Federal Election Commission reports. The political action committees of Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) and Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) also gave $1,000 each to Kaptur.

Marcy Kaptur Defeats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio

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Updated: 12:35 a.m. | Rep. Marcy Kaptur defeated fellow Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich in a redistricting-forced primary tonight, capping the Congressional career of Cleveland's one-time "Boy Mayor" and the House's resident peace advocate.

Kaptur, the dean of the Ohio delegation, beat the two-time presidential candidate by a margin of 56 percent to 40 percent, according to results from the Associated Press.

Ohio: Four Democrats Seek New Columbus Seat

Former Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy is the favorite to win the Democratic primary in Ohio's 3rd district. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

As the White House hopefuls fight to win the Buckeye State in today’s GOP primary, several Democrats are vying for a ticket to Capitol Hill in a lesser-watched open-seat primary.

Four Democrats are running for the essentially new 3rd district in Columbus. Former Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy is favored to win the nod, but state Rep. Ted Celeste, former state House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Councilwoman Priscilla Tyson are also running.

Ohio: Members Send Late Money to Marcy Kaptur

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Just days before Ohio Democratic Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich square off in a primary, two fellow Democrats, including Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), picked sides.

Earlier this week, Rep. David Price's (D-N.C.) re-election committee and Durbin's Prairie political action committee each donated $1,000 to Kaptur. The Congresswoman also received a $1,000 check from Rep. Rosa DeLauro's (D-Conn.) campaign at the start of this year, according to online fundraising records. Both Price and DeLauro serve with Kaptur on the Appropriations Committee. Durbin, also an appropriator, was first elected to the House in 1982, the same year as Kaptur.

Ohio: Tom Hanks, Bob Dole and John Dingell Endorse Marcy Kaptur

Actor and producer Tom Hanks, who greeted World War II veterans at the National World War II Memorial in 2010, has endorsed Rep. Marcy Kaptur. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) are supporting Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) in her primary against Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) next week.

Ohio: Super PAC Targets Marcy Kaptur in New TV Ad

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The Campaign for Primary Accountability aired its second advertisement targeting Rep. Marcy Kaptur in her Ohio primary against fellow Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

The super PAC’s spot quotes a recent Kaptur ad in which the veteran Congresswoman says she “lives in the same house I grew up in, this one right here.”

Morning Roundup: Member-Vs.-Member Races

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The front page of today's Roll Call features Shira Toeplitz's report from the ground in Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio, on the Democratic primary between Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich. Their March 6 contest will be the first of 12 Member-vs.-Member races decided this redistricting cycle.

The numbers in the redrawn 9th district, which stretches 120 miles along Lake Erie’s shoreline, favor Kaptur over Kucinich because it takes in more of her current territory. But, as Toeplitz points out, long odds have never stopped the two-time failed presidential candidate and one-time "boy mayor" of Cleveland from running before.