When the Mob Tried to Whack Dennis Kucinich

In 1977, a 31-year-old Cleveland mayor took a stand against the sale of his city’s publicly owned electric utility. And he almost paid for it with his life.

Dennis Kucinich, dubbed the “boy mayor of Cleveland,” was the youngest executive of a major city in the country. (Getty Images)

Over the last half-century, the American media has made a sport out of ridiculing Cleveland, Ohio. Forbes has listed Cleveland as the country’s most miserable city to live in. The official account for the city of New York recently tweeted, “A gloomy day in New York City is still better than a sunny day in […]

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