CLEVELAND – The next time Rep. Dennis Kucinich (search) runs for office, the Democrat won't be able to celebrate bachelorhood.
Kucinich, who's single status made headlines during his long-shot 2004 presidential campaign, married Elizabeth Harper on Sunday before about 250 guests outside City Hall, where he once worked as mayor.
"It was a lovely ceremony, and the congressman really wanted to do this in the heart of Cleveland," said his spokesman, Doug Gordon.
It's the third marriage for the twice-divorced Kucinich, 58. The bride is a British citizen who works for a monetary-policy think tank in Chicago.
Gordon has declined to reveal other information about Harper, including her age, how she met Kucinich or how long they have been a couple.
Wedding guests included Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, some of Kucinich's colleagues in Congress and actors Shirley MacLaine (search) and Sean Penn (search). MacLaine and Kucinich are longtime friends, and Penn endorsed Kucinich for president last year.
Kucinich told New Hampshire audiences during the campaign that he was seeking a mate. Women then vied for a date with him during a contest arranged by a New Hampshire political Web site, but nothing romantic evolved from Kucinich's breakfast date with the winner.