Politically motivated attack?

May 10, 2016 6:16AM PDT
Candidate brutally beaten before W. Va. Senate primary, says attack was politically motivated

Richard Ojeda was doing what any state Senate candidate would be doing just days before his primary election: Attending a cookout.

It was there that the West Virginia Democrat was brutally beaten Sunday by a man wearing brass knuckles, according to authorities.

Jonathan Porter, 41, was arrested Sunday and charged with malicious assault in the Logan County attack, West Virginia State Police spokesman M. T. Baylous told The Washington Post. Jail records do not list attorney information for Porter.

Senior Trooper J.E. Garren told the Associated Press that Porter attacked Ojeda after asking the candidate to put a bumper sticker on Porter's truck. Garren said that police still don't know the motivation

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