Kucinich ran for President in 2008 he had a new bride that he picked out on his own to fill the position of "first lady". During the 2004 election, however, when he was single, we helped set him up with a potential running mate. Here are the details:
11/05/03 - Congressman Kucinich responds to a question about the potential First Lady 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 is fearless in her desire for
peace in the world and for universal single-payer health care
and a full employment economy. If you're out there call
11/10/03 - PoliticsNH.com announces a contest to help
Kucinich find his First Lady and LiberalHearts.com agrees to set up the website and fly the winner in for a dinner date with Congressman 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
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
the contest winner: Gina
Marie wins with 51.6% of the vote.
||12/11/03: LiberalHearts.com flies Gina Marie to
New Hampshire for breakfast with Dennis. They
contemplate the future of America and each other for about an hour, then exchange phone numbers. Word is, her real boyfriend proposed 2 weeks later. Regardless, we'll take the credit for another LiberalHearts success story!
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