Longtime Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich lost his Democratic congressional primary bid last night in Ohio. The New York Times reports:
In a primary faceoff between two veteran Democratic incumbents, voters in Ohio delivered a victory to Representative Marcy Kaptur, a progressive from Toledo, over Representative Dennis J. Kucinich, leaving him without a seat in Congress for the first time in 16 years.
Mr. Kucinich conceded just past midnight Wednesday. With nearly 85 percent of the vote counted, Ms. Kaptur led Mr. Kucinich, her colleague and frequent ally in the House, by about 24 points in the race to represent Ohio’s recently redrawn Ninth Congressional District.
In other news, Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher won his Republican congressional primary in Ohio. Politico reports: