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Democratic battle brewing between Kucinich, Kaptur

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Two veteran politicians are vying for the Democratic nod in the new 9th Congressional District race.

Incumbent Dennis Kucinich is locked in a primary fight with Toledo Democrat Marcy Kaptur.

It's a district that is now redrawn, little of Kucinich's old district is in the race, and Kaptur is well aware.

"I think the bulk of the district is in the portion of the district I've represented in the past," Kaptur said. "I think he has to acquaint himself with many more people than we do."

Kucinich has got a huge fight on his hands, but says he doesn't think about winning or losing.

"I don't think in those terms," Kucinich said. "I think I have to present my credentials to the people. Let the people make their choice."

A third, rookie candidate is Graham Veysey. The owner of a video production company isn't afraid to take a shot at whom he calls career politicians.

"I'm running because I think we can do better than a combined 70 years as politicians, which my two opponents are both members of Congress, and Congress is broken," said Veysey.

Kucinich has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997. Kaptur has been serving since 1983.

The race is being watched very closely. On the republican side of the ballot - Joe the Plumber.

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