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Published: 3/7/2012


Ohio Primary: 9th Congressional District

Democratic U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur won her first primary election contest ever March 6, 2012, defeating longtime colleague U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., Cleveland) after each battled hard for a foothold in the newly remapped 9th Congressional District in Ohio. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo)  is overcome with joy as media consultant Dave Heller shows her the final election results Tuesday at the Laborers Union Local 500 Hall in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) is overcome with joy as media consultant Dave Heller shows her the final ...
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich, speaking to supporters Tuesday in Cleveland with wife Elizabeth Jane Kucinich as his side, criticized the campaign run by his opponent, Marcy Kaptur. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Congressman Dennis Kucinich, speaking to supporters Tuesday in Cleveland with wife Elizabeth Jane Kucinich as his side, criticized the campaign ...
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur works the phones Tuesday at her campaign headquarters in Lorain, Ohio.  According to her field manager, Cory Shawver, Kaptur called voters for four hours during the afternoon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur works the phones Tuesday at her campaign headquarters in Lorain, Ohio. According to her field manager, Cory ...
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Congressman Marcy Kaptur is greeted by supporters Kathryn Karpus, left, of Elyria, and Kristin Peterson, of Oberlin, at the Lorain Knights of Columbus Hall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Congressman Marcy Kaptur is greeted by supporters Kathryn Karpus, left, of Elyria, and Kristin Peterson, of Oberlin, at the Lorain ...
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich, center, greets supporters Tuesday at Rubin's Family Restaurant & Deli in Cleveland. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Congressman Dennis Kucinich, center, greets supporters Tuesday at Rubin's Family Restaurant & Deli in Cleveland.
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich, left, gets a hug from brother Gary Kucinich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Congressman Dennis Kucinich, left, gets a hug from brother Gary Kucinich.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur celebrates with supporters at the Laborers Union Local 500 Hall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur celebrates with supporters at the Laborers Union Local 500 Hall.
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Congressman Marcy Kaptur gets a hug from Oscar Bunch, retired head of UAW Local 14. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Congressman Marcy Kaptur gets a hug from Oscar Bunch, retired head of UAW Local 14.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur accepts a drawing made for her by Ava DeFreitas 5, with her mother Nicole DeFreitas, of Port Clinton.  Gaberiel DeFreitas, Ava's brother, is Kaptur's field organizer in Ottawa County. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur accepts a drawing made for her by Ava DeFreitas 5, with her mother Nicole DeFreitas, of Port ...
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Rep. Dennis Kucinich and wife Elizabeth Jane Kucinich thank supporters at Rubin's Family Restaurant & Deli in Cleveland. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Dennis Kucinich and wife Elizabeth Jane Kucinich thank supporters at Rubin's Family Restaurant & Deli in Cleveland.
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Kucinich supporter Clara Lacey, of Cleveland, reacts as the votes are counted Tuesday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kucinich supporter Clara Lacey, of Cleveland, reacts as the votes are counted Tuesday.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur celebrates with Phil Copeland at the Laborers Union Local 500 Hall in Toledo. Copeland is the Democratic candidate for Lucas County recorder. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur celebrates with Phil Copeland at the Laborers Union Local 500 Hall in Toledo. Copeland is the Democratic ...
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U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur celebrates her primary victory over Rep. Dennis Kucinich for the Democratic nomination to the 9th Congressional District. Enlarge | Buy This Photo U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur celebrates her primary victory over Rep. Dennis Kucinich for the Democratic nomination to the 9th ...
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