Woman suing lawmaker over small cake prize

PITTSBURGH (AP) - October 15, 2012

Fifty-five-year-old Democrat Denise Robinson says the dispute isn't about the $100, it's about the principle.

The paralegal says, "If my state rep will breach a contract for $200, then what is he doing for $200,000."

Wheatley tells a local newspaper that the whole thing is a misunderstanding.

Wheatley acknowledges fliers for the Sept. 8 event tout a $200 prize, but says contestants were told the prize would depend on the number of entrants who paid $10 each. He says the prize was smaller because fewer people entered than expected.

Robinson says Wheatley should honor the flier.

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