(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) A Manchester woman and her daughter filed a small claims lawsuit against state Rep. Jake Wheatley over a $200 prize for winning a cake-baking competition.

Denise Robinson, 55, and her daughter LaShae Robinson, 21, said Wheatley awarded them $100 for LaShae Robinson’s homemade pineapple upside down cake at the 10th annual Community Appreciation Day at Kennard Field in the Hill District. A flier for the Sept. 8 event said the winner would receive $200.

“It’s not about the money,” said Denise Robinson, a paralegal who is a registered Democrat. “He is my state representative. I own my house. I pay taxes and I vote. That was just a smack in the face. If my state rep will breach a contract for $200, then what is he doing for $200,000?”

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