July 18th, 2007
09:15 AM ET
11 years ago

Presidential candidate hospitalized

Kucinich was admitted to the hospital for food poisoning Monday.

(CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich remains hospitalized Wednesday in Ohio after aides say he suffered a severe case of food poisoning.

Kucinich spokesman Andy Juniewicz said the Ohio congressman started feeling ill Sunday before flying to Florida for a campaign appearance. He became sicker in Florida, and was forced to cut the trip short to return to Cleveland.

Juniewicz said he was admitted to a Cleveland-area hospital Monday afternoon, and is being treated for “severe symptoms consistent with food poisoning.”

He said Kucinich was improving, but may remain in the hospital another day or two.

Juniewicz said Kucinich missed votes in the House Monday and Tuesday, but did not have any campaign appearances scheduled. His next planned event is this weekend.

- CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk

Filed under: Dennis Kucinich
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Rocky, Sherman Oaks, CA

    I would love to see a man like him, with integrity and good ideas for our nation...everyone in the nation...to prosper; instead of just a few priviledged people riding on the backs and by the lives of our soldiers and taxpayers. He is a man of principle and has not taken money from corporate interests who own all of the other candidates. Go Dennis

    July 19, 2007 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  2. Shell, St. Louis, Mo.

    We the people need you, Dennis! We love you, Dennis! This kind of thing usually only happens to meat eaters not vegans, what happenned? This is serious now, you need to have a personal chef everywhere you go, people will understand, especially after this incident! fresh organic fruit only hand picked by your people!

    July 20, 2007 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  3. Caleb Friz, Chicago Illinois

    Since when was "he can't win" a legitimate reason to vote against someone. Voting is the only power given to the people by the constitution, and if we use it to vote for people we only half-heartedly support because they can win then we truly have no power. Vote your heart, not your head. And don't let your head get brainwashed by the people with money(i.e. the press–all mainstream press outlets in America are owned by only six corporations) who try to tell you who can win and who is just "comic releif". If candidates were running on just issues Kucinich would win the dem. primary hands down. But we are too cowardly as a party and too beholden to private interests to put forward a candidate that supports our platform. We're more concerned about power than policy. And that's why we will fail.

    July 22, 2007 03:54 am at 3:54 am |
  4. Chris, Moncton, NB

    Dennis is the only serious candidate besides Gravel. He speaks the Truth like Ron Paul so it doesn't surprise me that he was poisoned. Thats what happens to honest politicians in the US>

    July 24, 2007 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. P Klonfas, New Paltz NY

    Dennis Kucinich is the only presidential candidate who is a long-time supporter of the programs and policies most Americans say they want-and most corporations oppose. That's why he doesn't have an overflowing campaign war-chest and MSM coverage out the wazoo. (Well, that, plus he's not 'sexy'.) But, you'd think Americans would finally catch on that substance is a bit more important than style!

    August 7, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  6. Jed Martin, Riverside, CA (US Army)

    I love how the only VEGAN candidate gets food poisoning. As a vegan myself, I'm almost positive it's near impossible to get food poisoning.

    December 20, 2007 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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