Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio lost his bid for re-election in the state's Democratic primary Tuesday night to fellow longtime House Democrat Marcy Kaptur, CNN projects.
The two veteran lawmakers were drawn into the same district this cycle after a heated redistricting battle that followed the loss of two congressional seats in the state.
Kaptur, now in her 15th term, is the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives. Kucinich's 10th congressional district was eliminated and merged with Kaptur's 9th district.
Kucinich, an eight-term congressman, had considered running in a different district but decided in September to stay put in the northern edge of the state.
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