Well we can thank Republican redistricting in Ohio for forcing the voters there to choose between Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich. Kaptur won the Ohio Democratic primary for the newly drawn district and will now face off against, get this... Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as "Joe the Plumber" in the general election.
Ed Schultz noted during MSNBC's interview with Kaptur that it was likely strong support from the unions there that pulled her through with her win in the primary race.
I hate the fact that the voters in Ohio ended up having to choose between the two of them even as unhappy as I was with Kaptur after her support of the Stupak amendment during the health care debate. Regardless of the issues I've had with either of them, they're minor when you look at both of their overall voting records and what it means for liberals and our issues to lose a Democratic seat in the House.
Kaptur was gracious during her interview here and said that she had not had a chance to speak to Kucinich yet after her win. I sadly can't say the same for Kucinich after reading this. As much as I've really liked Dennis and have been a supporter of his over the years, I've got to say, this is just graceless and looks like sour grapes. I'm really disappointed he decided to respond this way.
Dennis Kucinich had some not-so-nice words for his primary opponent following a tough loss in Ohio. Kucinich said Marcy Kaptur ran a campagin "that was utterly lacking in integrity" while also failing to congradulate her, tweets Chad Pergram.
The one upside to come out of Ohio is mean Jean Schmidt won't be returning since she lost to former Army Reserve Major Brad Wenstrup. The downside is he's further to the right than Schmidt should he win the general election.