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Dennis Kucinich Will Not Compete Against ‘Joe the Plumber’

Chip Somodevill​a/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Former Democratic presidential candidate and progressive favorite Rep. Dennis Kucinich lost to Rep. Marcy Kaptur in Tuesday’s 9th District congressional primary.

Kaptur will now compete against Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, who found fame during the 2008 presidential election. Wurzelbacher won the district’s Republican primary by less than one thousand votes.

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