Kucinich was ahead in absentee voter ballots earlier today. This evening he has so far remained in front. Victory has been announced.
If Dennis Kucinich‘s (D-OH 10) early lead holds, he’ll beat back Cleveland City Councilor Joe Cimperman (D) and three other Dems to easily win re-election to his House seat. With 26% of the vote counted, Kucinich leads Cimperman 53-32%.
Of all of the vulnerable incumbents in primaries tonight, Kucinich appeared the most in danger. Cimperman was well-funded and ran a very good campaign. Kucinich was frightened sufficiently enough to dump his WH campaign, and returned home to campaign full-time for his re-election bid.
But Kucinich rebounded sufficiently by raising $689K in the last few weeks of the campaign. He used those funds to run several “person-on-the-street” TV ads that touted his hometown appeal.
Kucinich will face state Rep. Jim Trakas (R) in the general, but Kucinich is heavily favored for re-election. National Journal