My post yesterday on this weird Dennis Kucinich rumor is now bouncing around D.C. (here and here).

So it seems a good time to share what I've heard from the office of Congressman Kucinich about his alleged plans to run for Congress from Washington State if he's indeed redistricted out of a job in Ohio.

Nathaniel White, spokesman for Congressman Kucinich, told me via e-mail:

After people found out that Congressman Kucinich’s district could be eliminated or substantially altered in congressional redistricting by the Ohio Legislature’s Republican majority, Congressman Kucinich received requests from people in twenty states, including Washington State, encouraging him to move and run in their area. The Daily Show interview is instructive of this sentiment.

Congressman Kucinich appreciates the interest expressed in his public service. As he has repeatedly said, he fully intends to remain in Congress; he just doesn’t know in what district he will run. In the meantime, he is devoted to serving Ohio’s 10th district as it currently stands.

Two things about this:

1) The hyper-linked words in White's statement, which I've replicated above, connect the words "in what district he will run" to a Kitsap Sun article about a Kucinich appearance last week in WA-1. Now, not to engage in the kind of way-too-close-reading that Kucinich's supporters are sometimes accused of, but WA-1 is the district of Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee, who is expected to announce a run for governor later this summer. So maybe Kucinich is not interested in WA-10, as it came to me yesterday in the rumor, but more interested in Inslee's old seat?

2) Did you know Kucinich's hair can shatter glass? Amazing: