There was a plot on Kucinich set out by the Mafia to kidnap him, and then kill him. It took place in Cleveland, Ohio while he was Mayor.
Kucinich was one of two democratic candidates in the 2008 democratic primaries who wanted to decriminalize marijuana. The other was Mike Gravel.
Besides being a politician, Dennis Kucinich had a variety of other careers, including a hospital orderly, teacher, consultant, television analyst and author.
Dennis Kucinich attended the Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Speech Communications in 1974.