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Allen West surprised many on Friday morning, when he announced that he would be stepping down as Chairman of the Texas Republican Party. While West is stepping down as Chairman, that doesn't mean he is stepping off the political stage.

West is widely expected to run for a statewide race, possibly challenging Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the Republican Primary. Abbott already has two challengers in the Republican primary, Don Huffines and Chad Prather have both announced their campaigns and some believe Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller could run.

West also raised the possibility of running for Congress and that former President Donald Trump's endorsement of other candidates would not play a factor in his decision to run for office according to the Texas Tribune.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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