Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIH'-nich) says he's sticking with his plan to run against fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in a U.S. House primary contest that will pit two veteran lawmakers against each other.

Kucinich had spent the last few weeks mulling whether to run against Kaptur or seek another seat in Cleveland after the Ohio Legislature approved a new congressional district map.

The new map gave Kaptur a bigger chunk of her current district in the Toledo area, leading to speculation that Kucinich might run against Rep. Marcia Fudge instead.

Kucinich said Wednesday that he will he file to run against Kaptur in a district that hugs the Lake Erie shoreline from Cleveland to Toledo.

The winner of the March primary will be heavily favored to win the seat.