Friday, November 9, 2012
The Democrat takes each of the city's 41 precincts against GOP challenger Samuel Wurzelbacher.
It looks several campaign stops in Lakewood paid off for US Rep. Marcy Kaptur. The Democrat from Toledo had no trouble beating her opponent, Samuel 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, for the newly drawn 9th Congressional District. And in Lakewood, Kaptur took each of the city's 41 precincts on Election Day — mirroring voting trends in the presidential election. However, it hasn't been easy for Kaptur, who earlier this year squared off against US Rep. Dennis Kucinich for the newly drawn district. By the end of Election Day, Kaptur had tallied more than three times as many votes as Wuzelbacher in the district. The results were similar in Lakewood, where she took each precinct in the city by a wide margin, according to final but unofficial …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Former Bain Capital employee speaks out against the Republican presidential hopeful on Friday.
Local Democrats and US Rep. Marci Kaptur — along with a former employee of Bain Capital — spoke out against presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at Lakewood Park’s Women’s Pavilion on Friday. Evon Kadamenos, a former Bain employee, told the story of how under the direction of Mitt Romney, the company acquired Dade Medical, made millions in profits and then laid off 1,700 of its employees. More than 20 people attended the event.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Several politicians — including two US Congresswomen — make campaign stops in Lakewood on Saturday.
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
Follow our Storify to see what people are saying about the Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich and Graham Veysey race.
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…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
US Rep. Marcy Kaptur stops in Lakewood on Saturday to scope out a neighborhood benefiting from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
At a dilapidated house at 1301 Cranford Avenue, US Rep. Marcy Kaptur met up with Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers on Saturday to talk about restoring Lakewood's aging housing stock. They also talked about how the federal government fits into the plan. The home will be completely renovated — from the roof to the electric system — and sold at market value as part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program. "This is exactly what the program is intended for," said Summers, adding that to save houses, it often costs more than the house is worth. "You've got a strong, viable neighborhood, with a decaying piece right in the center of it." Kaptur met with Summers to highlight the program. She compared the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to…
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.