Ohio Rep. Kucinich draws applause in return to WA

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SEATTLE (AP) — Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich has returned to Seattle for a conference for progressive activists.

He drew sustained applause Saturday when he called for an end to U.S. troop involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kucinich has recently participated in several events around Seattle amid uncertainty about his political future.

The two-time presidential candidate believes his Ohio district will be eliminated as part of redistricting. Kucinich has said he will consider moving to another state but hasn’t said where. Washington is gaining a congressional seat.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that he didn’t disclose his intentions Saturday, but did tell listeners: “There’s a feeling that in a place like this things can be born.”

Dwight Pelz, chairman of the Washington state Democratic Party, has said he does not want Kucinich running for office in the state.

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Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://www.seattlepi.com/