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  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Rep. Marcy Kaptur: GOP leaders need to 'get their act together'

    Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat, said Friday that GOP leaders in the House need to act on a Ukraine sanctions and aid package as soon as possible.

  • Going his own way, 'Joe the Plumber' vies for House seat

    The career change from Joe the Plumber to Joe the Congressman isn't proving easy, but one of the most colorful figures of the 2008 election is giving it a go in the 2012 election cycle.

  • Republican congressional hopeful Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher says his advisory team is made up of hardworking, beer-drinking, Wal-Mart-shopping "average Joes" rather than the Washington establishment or tea party. (Associated Press)

    'Joe the Plumber' takes the plunge into politics

    He is a burly, outspoken, working man's icon, plucked from obscurity during the 2008 presidential election cycle when he was lauded by Republicans for taking on candidate Barack Obama. Four years later, the Ohio native is mounting his own Republican bid to unseat a 15-term incumbent Democratic congresswoman.

  • With his wife, Elizabeth, at his side, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, addresses supporters at Rubin's Restaurant and Deli in Cleveland as the votes are tallied in his race against fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

    Kaptur edges Kucinich in bruising Ohio primary

    In a bitter battle of liberal Democratic heavyweights, Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur prevailed over longtime friend and fellow incumbent Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Tuesday's primary in their newly drawn and combined congressional district.

  • Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis J. Kucinich have served a combined 42 years in Congress representing neighboring Ohio districts. With a new legislative map, however, the longtime friends must run against each other in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday. Pundits say the race in the new 9th District is too close to call. (Associated Press)

    Old friends are now bitter rivals for Ohio House seat

    The Republican presidential brawl will not be the only fight on the ballot when voters in the swing state of Ohio head to the polls on Super Tuesday.

  • Reps. Marcy Kaptur (seen here) and Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrats, have been cast together into a newly redrawn district across northern Ohio, stretching alongside Lake Erie from Cleveland to Toledo. Unless one decides to retire, they will have to fight it out in a primary next year to remain in Congress. (Associated Press)

    Kaptur, Kucinich face off in Ohio

    They have served a combined 46 years in the House of Representatives, ethnic Catholic liberals born four months apart representing districts along their state's northern border.

  • Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher laughs while chatting with the media outside of his home in Holland, Ohio, in 2008. (Associated Press)

    Joe the Plumber plans to run for seat in House

    Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics.

  • **FILE** Samuel Joseph "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher (Associated Press)

    Ohio's 'Joe the Plumber' plans to run for Congress

    Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics. The Ohio man who man who became a household name after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign has filed paperwork to run for Congress.

  • Reps. Dennis J. Kucinich (seen here) and Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrats, have been cast together into a newly redrawn district across northern Ohio, stretching alongside Lake Erie from Cleveland to Toledo. (Associated Press)

    Kucinich, Kaptur face 2012 primary

    U.S. Reps. Dennis J. Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur jumped into re-election campaigns in the same newly redrawn congressional district across northern Ohio on Wednesday, setting up a primary fight next year between two veteran Democratic incumbents.

  • IN THE LINE OF FIRE: Office of Management and Budget chief Peter R. Orszag (left) and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner confer in March 2010 before testifying to a congressional panel. *FILE PHOTO* (Bloomberg News)

    Obama team takes heat over unemployment

    Bipartisan frustration boiled over on Capitol Hill Tuesday at the Obama administration's inability to bring down the unemployment rate, with one liberal House Democrat telling top administration officials they have shown "no urgency" about fixing the problem.

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  • "Some of that (geographic argument) is true, but that doesn't mean that they don't hyper-pack the districts of the minor party so there's 80 percent of that party. There's no reason for it to be so incredibly high," she said. "There's something to where this is the way people live, and then there's unfairly putting your foot on the scale."

    Ohio congressional map is little help to moderates →

  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Democrat, said Friday that GOP leaders in the House need to act on a Ukraine sanctions and aid package as soon as possible.

    Rep. Marcy Kaptur: GOP leaders need to 'get their act together' →

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