The 10thcongressional district may lose its favorite advocate, Rep Dennis Kucinich. According to the latest census, the district loss residents.This may cause a reshuffling of district lines. One proposed arrangement would be giving more control to Marcia L. Fudge of Warrensville Heights another fellow democrat. But what does all this really mean politically?
First off, some members of his own party have viewed him as a little peculiar at times, but he is also the political powerhouse that managed to beat a recall on him as the young mayor of Cleveland in 1977, not to mention, the Cleveland insiders that fought him throughout his tenor as Mayor. He lost in reelection in 1979 but later, he earned a seat as a state senator.
However, as a Congressman, Dennis Kucinich stood against NAFTA and the Iraq war, even though both Democrats and Republicans repeatedly supported both.
Starting today, Dennis has more colleagues of a different ideology. The 113thcongressional congress was sworn in. There is no doubt that Mr. Kucinich will continue to fervently fight for things he believes in.
Mr. Kucinich has no bones about challenging his counterparts. In fact, today he issued a letter to Congressman Issa that implied that in the Congressman’s pledge against wasteful spending, he overlooked making cuts in defense which Kucinich feels is unnecessary.
The Congressman from the 10thdistrict is known for introducing some common-since legislation or for rallying support for passionate issues such as: Teaming up with Republican Congressman LaTourette to submit a joint letter to the President addresseing the retaining of NASA Glenn.
In December, Congressman introduced a bill that would take the burden of private institutions loaning money to circulate through the economy, instead, his bill would allow the U.S. government to do so by funding education and infrastructure projects like bridges and roads.
Congressman Kucinich has already begun to show off his resilience on redistricting. On December 28th, he told FOX and Friendsthat he would take a look at the map and then think of his next move, he also said that he is rallying his constituents.
Whether through redistricting or otherwise it may be in the best interest of some Congressional members to do what is necessary to rid themselves of Congressman Kucinich, he is feisty, above the fringe and flamboyant. But then again, the qualification makes it possible for him to survive on the hill.