Cleveland area Congressman and former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich lost badly in his primary election Tuesday night to fellow liberal Marcy Kaptur.
Because of redistricting, Kucinich ran in a district that was stretched more than 100 miles from his base in Cleveland west to Toledo, a district that encompassed 47 percent of Kaptur's current district. The race matched up two Democratic progressives, and Kaptur was always considered the favorite.
This may not be the end of the road for the 65-year-old, who has spoken of possibly moving to Washington State to run in a Democratic-leaning district. If he opts to do that, he'll need to act quickly, as he would have to establish residency there by mid-April.
After learning months ago that his district was going to be radically reconfigured, Kucinich traveled to Washington. Kaptur seized upon his visit as an example of the former boy mayor showing more love for national and international issues than for his local district.