According to the Kucinich campaign, Democratic Presidential Candidate and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich is being treated in a Cleveland area hospital suffering from the severe effects of apparent food poisoning.

Kucinich became ill late on Sunday night while traveling from Clevelandto Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he was scheduled to address the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) national convention on Monday morning. He was accompanied on the trip by his wife Elizabeth.

Despite experiencing severe gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with food poisoning, he proceeded with his scheduled appearance at the ILA event. Immediately following his speech, he flew back home to Cleveland where he was examined, diagnosed, and admitted to the hospital for inpatient treatment. He is expected to be released, fully recovered, within the next few days.Given that his poll numbers are less than 1%, one wonders if anyone will notice if he is not on the campaign trail for a few days?