CLEVELAND - She's been an icon on Capitol Hill for almost 30 years. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is seeking re-election to Congress in Ohio's 9th District. It would be her 16th term in the U.S. House.
Because of redistricting, Kaptur and longtime Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich, faced-off in Ohio's primary elections in March. Kaptur, the incumbent Democrat, emerged the winner, and faces Republican challenger, Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as "Joe The Plumber".
The newly redrawn District 9 runs along the shoreline of Lake Erie, from Toledo to Cleveland. Parts of five counties make up the 9th district: Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga.
We asked Congresswoman Kaptur why she was seeking re-election, why she was a better candidate than her opponent, how she would work to keep all jobs strong in Ohio, and if the Congress could work with the President.
To hear Congresswoman Kaptur's answers, click onto the video.