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Democrats Make a Play for West Virginia Congressional Seats

W.Va. State Senate Candidate Wins Primary Days After Brutal Assault
Military vet Richard Ojeda topples incumbent after being beaten at a cookout

He toppled an incumbent in his district’s Democratic primary Tuesday night. Now West Virginia state Senate candidate Richard Ojeda has another pressing issue to work out: How to eat a congratulatory fruit plate with his newly fractured jaw.  

Ojeda, a 45-year-old Democrat and military veteran, was brutally beaten at a cookout two days before the primary in what the candidate told local news reporters was a politically motivated attack .