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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Marcy Kaptur
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Kaptur said she had talked with Mr. Kucinich on Tuesday about her political plans and said there were no hard feelings between them.
Ms. Kaptur said in a telephone interview from Washington that she would highlight help she has provided on a low-profile basis for projects in the Cleveland area, including a new veterans hospital and efforts to save jobs at the NASA Glenn Research Center.