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Dennis Kucinich ‘looking at all my options’ in Washington state

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) still is openly flirting with the possibility of moving to Washington state to run again for Congress.

Kucinich told KING-TV Thursday that “I haven’t really made up my mind what I’m going to be doing with my future. I’m looking at all my options, I haven’t made a decision. If I made a decision, I’d tell you right now.”

Kucinich, who lost last month to Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) in a Democratic primary for his Cleveland-area House seat, said he is visiting Washington state again “on the invitation of a couple groups. I’m always glad to be here. I love coming out here, as far as a candidacy, I don’t know about that. But I’m glad to be here.”

The Evergreen State will hold three open-seat congressional races this fall, in the 1st, 6th and newly-created 10th districts. Kucinich is in the state for visits to the 9th and 10th districts. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) is the incumbent in the 9th, while Democrat Denny Heck is already running in the 10th.

“I don’t rule out anything,” Kucinich told KING. “I think that in life, when a situation changes, the smart thing to do is to take a deep breath and look at all options,” he said. “I love serving, that’s been my life. Now, there are many ways to serve. You don’t have to be in public office to serve.”

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.


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