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SHORELINE, Wash.- First we saw him at the union protests in Olympia, then the May Day rally. From Ohio to Washington State, it seems like an awfully long way for a Congressman to travel.

At Sunday's 32nd Democratic District fundraiser, Ohio Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich told us he's simply here because he was asked to be here.

It's true we are losing two seats in Ohio but I haven't made a decision where I'm going to run, he said.

Washington State Democratic Chair Dwight Pelz calls it something else. During a phone conversation, Pelz said Kucinich is shopping for support and he has no business doing that in our state.

Others disagree.

I think Dwight Pelz is wrong. I know Dwight Pelz and Dwight Pelz has different politics, said activist Sally Soriano.

We asked some other Democrats at the luncheon their thoughts about a possible run.

I'd welcome it but I'd like to see who else is running, said Shoreline resident Rose Laffoon.

He likes our state, said Greg Font. He has a lot of support here, otherwise I'm not going to speculate.

Kucinich said he'll continue to look at all of his options and while no decision has formally been made, Washington is not out of the question.

I love the passion for social and economic justice and I always have. Whether I'm a candidate or not, I just can't tell ya, he said.

While Ohio will be losing two congressional seats, Washington will be gaining one and there is speculation that could change to two open seats if Representative Jay Inslee runs for governor.

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