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Congressman Declares War on Cafeteria



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    CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 31: U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) motivates a crowd waiting to hear U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speak during the President's 'Moving America Forward' rally October 31, 2010 at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Obama has been traveling the country campaigning for Democratic candidates leading up to Tuesday's crutial midterm election. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

    The Congressman from Ohio's 10th District famously said no to the war in Iraq.

    But on Capitol HillRep. Dennis Kucinich has been waging a legal battle over a sandwich that has caused him some dental distress.

    Kuncinich has sued the company that runs the cafeteria in the Longworth House Office Building for $150,000, Cleveland's Plain Dealer reported.  The suit is winding its way through D.C.'s Supreme Court.

    In his lawsuit, Kucinich claimed eating a sandwich from the cafeteria caused him dental damage requiring numerous procedures.

    Kucinich described the sandwich in question, from the Plain Dealer:

    "Said sandwich wrap was unwholesome and unfit for human consumption in that it was presented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff, contained an unpitted olive or olives which plaintiff did not reasonably expect to be in the food prepared for him, and could not visually detect prior to consumption."

    In the lawsuit, Kucinich demands compensation for pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment.