Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), the staunch progressive and two-time presidential candidate, is now sounding the alarm to his supporters: He may have to run in a completely different district.
As a result of the post-Census reapportionment, Ohio has lost two House seats, going down from 18 districts to 16. And as such, it’s widely believed that Kucinich’s seat could be chopped up — ironically, Kucinich’s political real estate could be redistributed among his neighbors by Ohio’s Republican legislators. As he writes in an e-mail to his supporters:
I will not wait until the Ohio Legislature produces a new map to start thinking of the options. The question will not be: Who is my opponent? The question will be: Where is my district? Seriously.
We are going to have to prepare for a different kind of election, possibly in a different place because my district may be eliminated. We are going to have to organize in a different way, now. The question will remain: Where?