Final Days for West Virginia US Senate Primary Race

Glen Norman
May 8, 2018

Trump was referring to December's special election where Republican Roy Moore won the GOP primary and was then defeated by Democrat Doug Jones.

Blankenship recently served a year in jail on a misdemeanor conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws, connected to an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010 that killed 29 miners.

In a press convention Sunday, West Virginia Legal professional Basic Patrick Morrisey laid out a plan to have the previous coal baron Don Blankenship disqualified from Tuesday's Republican Senate main for failing to submit a monetary disclosure, in violation of election legislation.

Blankenship, by contrast, has redirected his campaign to attack McConnell, whom he blames for a group called Mountain Families PAC, which has been running ads in the state against Blankenship.


"This idea that calling someone a 'Chinaperson, ' I mean, I'm an American-person, I don't see this insinuation by the press that there are something racist about saying a 'Chinaperson, ' " he said in a debate between the candidates on Fox News. "Is West Virginia people racist?"

"My campaign will be informing his probation officer in Nevada about this issue right away, to determine if this refusal to comply with federal law violates the terms of his supervised release", Morrisey said. "I've been accustomed to dealing with the government bureaucracy, rather than creating it so I have a whole different perspective", said Don Blankenship, (R) Candidate for U.S. Senate.

Blankenship's new radio advertisement notes, "The fake news is also pretending to be offended by the use of my words, 'China people.' They seem not to realize that China is a country, not a race". "They are calling me a bigot, a moron, a despicable character, and mentally ill".

The ship came from the maritime company founded by Chao's father, James Chao, who emigrated from Taiwan. The "cocaine" nickname is reportedly in reference to a 2014 report that drugs were found aboard a shipping vessel owned by Chao's family. We have worked closely with the President.


Blankenship said in a statement Thursday that the establishment is doing everything it can to keep Manchin in office.

Blankenship told CBS News that his internal polling indicates he will earn the combined votes of both competitors Attorney General Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-District 3). Chao, he said, is "from China, so we have to be really concerned that we are in truth" putting America's interests first.

The younger Trump responded with another tweet.


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