Democrats and Greens UNITE!
Dennis 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:


Contest Timeline:
11/05/03 - Congressman Kucinich responds to a question at the Democratic Presidential debate:
"As a 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 me."
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 Reindeer".
1st Primary Winner: June, North Carolina, health policy analyst
2nd Primary Winner: Margie, Wisconsin, computer programmer
3rd Primary Winner: Gina Marie, New Jersey, Sheriff's Aide
4th 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.
12/11/03
LiberalHearts.com flies
Gina Marie to New Hampshire
to have breakfast with Dennis.
They contemplate the
future of America and
each other for about an
hour, then exchange
phone numbers.

AP Photo by Jim Cole