By Greta Cuyler
Union Leader Correspondent
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment in “On the Trail,” a series profiling the major candidates as they campaign across the state in the final weeks before the New Hampshire primary.
DENNIS KUCINICH knows he’s an underdog in the presidential primary. But he plays to win.
As a 4-foot-9, 97-pound high school freshman football player, he learned to be tough. The oldest of seven children in Cleveland, he lived in 21 places by the time he was 17, including a couple of cars. Kucinich scrubbed floors at school to pay off the book fees so he and his siblings could attend Catholic school.
Small and intense, the 61-year-old Democratic congressman from Ohio prides himself on taking a strong stand on issues.
“I’m not a Depublican,” he says.
Dennis Kucinich first ran for President in 2004. This time, his campaign includes his third wife, Elizabeth. She’s British and has a master’s degree in international conflict analysis.
Tall, with red hair and an easy smile, Elizabeth Kucinich speaks about monetary policy and five minutes later dashes into a nearby room to switch a load of laundry. She seems equally at ease with both tasks.
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