Will Moore didn’t plan to order soda with his lunch Wednesday. But he agreed with a Congressional candidate up the block that taxing customers who do would pose a threat to “freedom.”

Elizabeth Logan wasn’t drinking soda, either. She ordered bottled water. Unlike Moore, she said she has “no problem” taxing junk food like sweetened soda.

Moore and Logan were eating at Orangeside Luncheonette on Orange Street. A block away, outside the federal building, Wayne Winsley, the Republican candidate for the Third District U.S. Congressional District seat, was talking about beverages, not drinking them.

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