In Reno, Kucinich Tries to Draw Contrasts With Other Candidates

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Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich sought to separate himself from the Democratic presidential field during a campaign stop today in Reno, saying his positions on health care and the war in Iraq offer voters a clear choice.

Kucinich told about 300 supporters at the Reno-Sparks Convention
Center that he is the only presidential candidate who has both opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning and offered a specific plan to pull U.S. troops out of the country.

The longshot presidential candidate drew a standing ovation from most of the crowd when he pledged not to give up on his effort to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich says unlike other Democratic candidates, he's willing to stand up against insurance companies in an effort to secure universal health care.

Kucinich was accompanied in Reno by his wife, Elizabeth, who today completed a four-day tour through 11 of Nevada's 17 counties. He afterward flew to Los Angeles.

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