West Virginia Senate Candidate Brutally Attacked Days Before Primary
As of Monday morning, it was unclear whether the attack on Richard Ojeda was politically motivated.By Ryan Biek | May 9, 2016
A West Virginia state Senate candidate and military veteran was brutally assaulted days before the primary.
Richard Ojeda told NBC 41-year-old Jonathan Stuart Porter asked him for a bumper sticker at a cookout Sunday before beating him and almost running him over with a pickup truck.
The candidate suffered exterior swelling to the head and eight fractured bones. He is expected to undergo surgery later in the week.