Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Kucinich does well in Cuyahoga County, but Kaptur takes the votes on the rest of the North Coast.
A strong showing in Cuyahoga County for U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich wasn't enough to beat U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in the race for the newly configured 9th Congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly all of the precincts counted around the North Coast, the Toledo Democrat defeated challenger Kucinich by roughly 11,000 votes, according to unofficial election results. Kucinich conceded the contest at around midnight at Rubin's Deli in Cleveland. This Democratic primary for the new 9th Congressional district shaped up to be a battle among the two veteran Democrats and political newcomer, Graham Veysey. As expected, the votes at western edge of the district — Kaptur's base near Toledo — came in heavy for her. In Lucas County, she got 18,984 …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Follow Lakewood Patch for up-to-the-minute coverage.
It's Election Day in Ohio and there are some local races to pay attention to — as well as Ohio's Presidential primary. Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Patch will start posting results this evening as soon as the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections makes them available. Check back throughout the evening for up-to-the-minute results. Here's what we'll be following: In the race for the newly drawn 9th Congressional District, two political veterans — Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur — will square off, along with newcomer Graham Veysey, in the Democratic primary. In the Democratic primary for the Ohio House District 13 seat, Nickie Antonio is unopposed. However, she will face a challenger in the November election, with the lone …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Cleveland residents responds to Patch coverage of the race for the Ninth District US Congressional seat.
Editor’s note: This letter, authored by Cleveland resident Joe Bialek, is in response to the posts covering the Ohio 9th Congressional election. As a former strong supporter and campaign worker for Congressman Dennis Kucinich I must state why I am no longer supporting him and why I am supporting Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. I worked on the 1994 Kucinich State Senate campaign against Anthony Sinagra and the 1996 Kucinich Congressional campaign against Martin Hoke. During those campaigns I came to know Dennis quite well. I had just completed a run for Cleveland City council in Slavic Village and wanted to continue in politics. In fact, I still hold the record for most yard signs placed during a State Senate campaign. What concerned me then…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The political newcomer is up against a couple of longtime incumbents, so he’s been spending lots of time on the North Coast.
Graham Veysey doesn’t mind that you don’t know his name. You will. The 29-year entrepreneur is running for the Democratic nod in the race for the newly drawn Ninth Congressional against incumbent representatives Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur. The primary race is set for March 6. In a contest in which the other two candidates are recognizable by their first names, it’s no surprise that the many don’t even know how to pronounce Veysey’s last name. (It’s ‘Vee-Zee’) He makes it clear on his campaign literature. The self-proclaimed underdog has been hitting the campaign trail hard during the past several weeks. From the Ford Motor plant in Avon Lake to preschools in Lakewood, Veysey hasn’t stopped since he announced his candidacy last month…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We thought we’d ask in one of our completely unscientific polls what you think about the pick.
On Sunday, the Plain Dealer endorsed Toledo-area US Rep. Marcy Kaptur for the redrawn 9th Congressional District seat for the March 6 primary. With its endorsement, the newspaper shunned US Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the longtime Cleveland-area politician — a pick referred to “as comfortable as an old shoe.” The contest’s third Democrat, Graham Veysey, was also passed over. However the newspaper noted that he has a “voice that needs to be heard.” We thought we’d ask in our completely unscientific poll what you think about Kaptur’s endorsement. You could also share your thoughts in the comments below.