A “Republican” candidate in Maryland was bitten on the nose by a rabid political activist … well, hopefully for him not rabid  rabid.

Because, you know, that would be … bad.  Far worse than being bitten by a rabid dog.

According to The Cecil Whig – the paper of record for Cecil County, Maryland – GOP county committee candidate Harold McCanick was bitten on the nose at a polling place by Walter Rozanski, a former county ethics board member.

Cecil County Sheriff’s officers arrived at Elk Neck Elementary School and found McCanick “standing across the street from the school and bleeding from the nose.”

McCanick’s version of events was pretty simple. He accused Rozanski of biting him, and displayed a wound consistent with having been bitten.

Take a look …

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nose bite

Pic: via Cecil Whig

Ouch …

According to Rozanski, he didn’t bite anybody … McCanick pushed him and then forced his nose into Rozanski’s mouth.

Hmmmm … all we know is both men have sworn out assault charges against each other.  And both should probably get some shots.

Cecil County (population 101,108) is located in the northeastern corner of Maryland, just below the Mason-Dixon line.  It is part of Maryland’s first congressional district, which flipped from Democrat to “Republican” in the 2010 election.