Dennis Kucinich Joins Fox News

Dennis Kucinich Headshot - P 2012
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Dennis Kucinich Headshot - P 2012

The former presidential candidate will begin as a contributor Thursday night with an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor."

Dennis Kucinich, who twice ran for the Democratic nomination for president and earned a following with the more liberal and vehemently anti-war wing of the party, has joined the Fox News Channel, a cable news organization that oftentimes maligns his viewpoint.

Kucinich, a former U.S. representative from Ohio who once tried to impeach President George W. Bush,  has inked a multiyear deal with Fox News, where he will begin as a contributor, debuting Thursday night on the top-rated The O’Reilly Factor hosted by Bill O’Reilly. After that, Kucinich is expected to appear on various shows across Fox News and Fox Business Network.

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“Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, Fox News always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership,” Kucinich said.

“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues,” said Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. “His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”