Dennis Kucinich – Democrat

Dennis Kucinich – Democrat

Dennis Kucinich was born October {8|eight}, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Cleveland State {University|College} up {until|till} 1970, when he switched to Case Western Reserve University. He graduated in 1973 with {both|each} a BA and an MA in speech and communication. {While|Whereas} {still|nonetheless} in {University|College}, his political ambitions asserted themselves at an {incredibly|extremely} early age, and he {got|received|obtained|acquired|bought} elected to the Cleveland {City|Metropolis} Council {in the|within the} {year|yr|12 months} 1969, {at the|on the} age of {just|simply} 23. He {next|subsequent} sought to be elected into the United States {House|Home} of Representatives {several|a number of} {times|occasions|instances}, {but|however} missed. {Instead|As an alternative|As a substitute}, Kucinich {became|turned|grew to become} clerk of the municipal {court|courtroom|court docket} in Cleveland in 1975.

{Just|Simply} {two} years later, he managed to run for and win the {office|workplace} of Mayor of Cleveland. He served {in this|on this} {position|place} {until|till} 1979, a {term|time period} which was marked by a {struggle|wrestle|battle} {against|towards|in opposition to} corruption and an organized crime group who {were|have been|had been} {putting|placing} {pressure|strain|stress} on him to {sell|promote} the {local|native} utility. He stood {up to|as much as} them and even survived a plot to assassinate him, {almost|virtually|nearly} by luck. For this, he was honored by {the city|the town|town} council {many years|a few years} later. {However|Nevertheless|Nonetheless}, he {failed to|did not|didn’t} win re-election to the {office|workplace} of Mayor.

{Remarkable|Exceptional|Outstanding} for a Presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich {next|subsequent} turned away from politics and {worked|labored} {ordinary|odd|strange|abnormal|unusual|peculiar|bizarre|atypical|extraordinary}, menial jobs {in the|within the} {private|personal|non-public} sector. In 1983, {almost|virtually|nearly} by {chance|probability|likelihood}, he did take up politics {again|once more} by filling a {city|metropolis} council seat {to replace|to exchange|to switch|to interchange} {another|one other} deceased councilman. After leaving this {position|place}, he {again|once more} left the political sphere. He {basically|principally|mainly} dropped out of politics and lived quietly as {a regular|a daily|an everyday} citizen {until|till} 1994.

In 1994, he was elected to the {office|workplace} of the Ohio State Senate, {where|the place} he served {for two|for 2} years. After this, he was elected to the U.S. {House|Home} of Representatives {in the|within the} {10th|tenth} District of Ohio in 1996. He has served {in this|on this} {position|place} {until|till} {the present|the current} time, {through|via|by way of|by means of|by} {five|5} consecutive terms. His district {includes|consists of|contains} his {home|house|residence|dwelling} {town|city} of Cleveland, {as well as|in addition to} {several|a number of} {other|different} districts.

His work as a {Representative|Consultant} has been active. He helped introduce the United States {National|Nationwide} {Health|Well being} {Insurance|Insurance coverage} Act of 2003. He has taken exception to the Patriot Act, the flag-burning {amendment|modification}, and has spoken out {against|towards|in opposition to} improper voting machine design {regarding|relating to|concerning} Diebold Election {Systems|Methods|Techniques|Programs}, {particularly|notably|significantly} {regarding|relating to|concerning} the alleged fraud {in which|by which|during which|through which|wherein} President Bush was {supposed to|alleged to|imagined to|presupposed to|purported to|speculated to} have rigged the voting.

Dennis Kucinich has {also|additionally} been outspoken in criticizing the Iraq {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle}, he has {called|referred to as|known as} for nuclear disarmament, and he has {said|stated|mentioned} that the United States {should|ought to} withdraw from the NAFTA treaty. He has been fiery on U.S. {foreign|overseas|international} and {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} {policy|coverage} {in general|generally|normally|usually|typically|basically|on the whole}; {for example|for instance}, he {explained|defined} his vote {against|towards|in opposition to} the symbolic “{9/11|9-11|September 11|Sept. 11|Sep 11|11th of September} Commemoration” by stating that it {left out|overlooked|ignored|unnoticed|disregarded|neglected|omitted|not noted} “the lies that took us into Iraq, the lies that {keep|maintain|hold|preserve} us there, the lies {that are|which are|which might be|which can be} {being used|getting used} to set the stage for {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} {against|towards|in opposition to} Iran and the lies {that have|which have} undermined our {basic|primary|fundamental} civil liberties {here|right here} at home.”

He made a run for President in 2004. {Although|Though} he {won|gained|received} ringing endorsements from many Democratic and {Green|Inexperienced} {party|celebration|get together|social gathering|occasion} members, {including|together with} Ralph Nader, he {eventually|ultimately|finally} {lost|misplaced} the Democratic race to the {more|extra} {popular|well-liked|in style|fashionable|common|widespread|standard} Dean and Kerry. As of December 2006, he has {announced|introduced} his {seeking|looking for|in search of|searching for} of the {office|workplace} of President for the 2008 race, doing so from his {home|house|residence|dwelling} {town|city} of Cleveland.

Dennis Kucinich {is mostly|is usually|is generally} classifiable as a medium-left Democrat. {However|Nevertheless|Nonetheless}, he {does not|doesn’t} {necessarily|essentially} let this {stop|cease} him from voting {across|throughout} {party|celebration|get together|social gathering|occasion} {lines|strains|traces} when {the issue|the difficulty|the problem} at hand is {something|one thing} that he has a {firm|agency} opinion about. He has {changed|modified} his stance from anti-{choice to|option to} {pro|professional}-{choice|selection|alternative} {regarding|relating to|concerning} {a woman|a lady|a girl}’s {right|proper} to an abortion. He did meekly {go along with|go together with|associate with} the {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} drum on Iraq {in the|within the} early days of the Bush administration, {before|earlier than} backing up and out of the {support|help|assist} for the {war|struggle|warfare|conflict|battle} and has since loudly protested the {situation|state of affairs|scenario} {in the|within the} {Middle|Center} East. He has even gone {so far as|as far as} to make public visits to {Middle|Center} {Eastern|Japanese|Jap} {countries|nations|international locations}, making speeches and appearances {in which|by which|during which|through which|wherein} he denounced what the United States is doing over there.