Dennis Kucinich is telling his supporters that if he does not make the 15% cutoff point to be considered a viable candidate in the Iowa caucuses, they are to change their support to Barack Obama.
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, one of only two candidates to support gay marriage, on Tuesday asked his supporters to make rival Barack Obama their second choice if he doesn’t meet a cutoff point for voting in Iowa’s caucuses.
Kucinich, an Ohio congressman at the back of the pack of Democratic hopefuls, seemed to concede a loss in the caucuses. He said his recommendation was for “Iowa only.”
“Senator Obama and I are competing in the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday, where I want to be the first choice of New Hampshire voters,” Kucinich said in a statement.
Candidates in Thursday night’s caucuses must reach a level of support in each of the state’s 1,781 precincts – typically 15 percent of those who attend. Candidates who fail to meet that aren’t considered viable, and their supporters can move to another candidate or go home.
The Iowa caucuses are tomorrow night.