West Virginia secretary of state candidate loses primary and gets bitten by snake while removing campaign signs

West Virginia secretary of state candidate loses primary and gets bitten by snake while removing campaign signs


A Republican who was running for West Virginia secretary of state has been hospitalized after suffering multiple snake bites while he removed campaign signs on Wednesday.

Doug Skaff, originally a Democrat in the state’s House of Delegates who switched his affiliation to Republican to run, finished second in the Republican primary and is currently in a Charleston, West Virginia, hospital.

Venomous copperhead snakes, one of the most venomous in the United States, bit Skaff in the left leg and right foot Wednesday, according to multiple reports, and he had to be helped by passersby who called for help.

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“I just felt like something sharp, and then I grabbed my sign and it knocked me back,” Skaff said. “It may take couple days till they get

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