Kucinich is running again in 2008. This time he's got a new bride that he picked out on his own to fill the position of "first lady". Last election, when he was single, we helped set him up with a potential running mate. Here's the details:
11/05/03 - Congressman Kucinich responds to a question at the Democratic Presidential debate:
bachelor, I get a chance to fantasize about my first lady.
And you know maybe Fox will want to sponsor it as a national
contest or something. . . . Partnerships are imperative to
making anything happening in the world. And I certainly want a
dynamic, out-spoken woman who was fearless in her desire for
peace in the world and for universal single-payer health care
and a full employment economy. If you are out there call
11/10/03 - PoliticsNH.com announces contest to help
Kucinich find his First Lady.
11/11/03 - LiberalHearts.com agrees to fly the winner in
for a dinner date with Kucinich.
11/13/03 - Kucinich Accepts offer: "I am
very flattered . . . I want to thank each and every one of
the women who have called, written, emailed or contacted the
website. I look forward to our meeting."
11/14/03 - Story is picked up by CNN, MSNBC, David
Letterman, Australia, France and beyond.
11/20/03 - Voting begins:
The 80 candidates range from Howard Dean's
first cousin to the daughter of the producer of "Rudolph the Red Nose
1st Primary Winner:
June, North Carolina,
health policy analyst
Primary Winner: Margie,
Wisconsin, computer programmer
Primary Winner: Gina
Marie, New Jersey, Sheriff's Aide
Primary Winner: Lucy, Connecticut, Clergywoman
12/5/03, 7:30 AM, MSNBC airs a
debate between the finalists. Over
20,000 people vote.
12/5/03, 1:30 PM, CNN announces
contest winner: Gina
Marie wins with 51.6% of the vote.
Gina Marie to
to have breakfast with Dennis.
future of America and
each other for about an
hour, then exchange
Photo by Jim Cole