Last night, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the most progressive member of the U.S. House of Representatives, lost his primary bid for reelection. He lost to Rep. Marcy Kaptur. The Democratic primary challenge was the result of redistricting after Ohio lost 2 House seats.
Kaptur will now face Republican challenger Samuel Wurzelbacher (aka "Joe the Plumber"), who won the GOP nomination in that district last night.
I am sad that we will no longer see Kucinich bravely and boldly standing up for progressive values on the House floor. But I have no doubt that he will find other ways to continue the fight.
Thank you, Congressman Kucinich, for all that you have done. And thanks in advance for all that you will continue to do.