Trump Urges West Virginia Voters To Oppose Republican Don Blankenship

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The tweet proved to be a political present for Mr. Blankenship' 2 chief Republican rivals, consultant Evan Jenkins and also attorneygeneral Patrick Morrisey, at a nation Mr. Trump won overwhelmingly and where he now stays popular. "If you are someone that will stand with Trump, that is honestly more important".

After President Donald Trump used former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's loss to dissuade West Virginians from voting for coal baron and ex-convict Don Blankenship, Blankenship hit back Monday by reminding voters that Trump backed Moore before his shocking loss. That would be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is married to former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, whose family owns a shipping company, which owns a ship upon which drugs were once found.

West Virginia Democratic Sen.

The calls were followed Sunday by Morrisey trying to have Blankenship disqualified from the primary for failing to submit a financial disclosure, allegedly in violation of election law and perhaps of his probation. Like Moore, Blankenship has run a freaky campaign focused on appealing to those who are exhausted of politics-as-usual by creating a chasm between himself and establishment Republicans.

He has also made weird attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major part of his campaign platform, standing by his use of the racial slur "Chinaperson" to describe McConnell's father-in-law, and arguing in a campaign ad that McConnell "has created millions of jobs for China people". He's referring to when Republican Judge Roy Moore won the Alabama Senate primary a year ago only to eventually lose the seat to Democrat Doug Jones.

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Blankenship's statement blamed "the establishment" for Trump's comment about him and said he would defeat Manchin. The deep-red state had not voted a Democrat into the Senate for 25 years.

President Trump endorsed Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Renacci in his Senate bid after convincing him to switch from the governor's race and appeared with him over the weekend in the state.

Tuesday night will also provide a preview of races that could become critical to control of the U.S. House. To take down the man he blames for fueling public distrust of him, Democratic U.S. Sen. National Republicans are scrambling to avoid a repeat, anxious Blankenship - convicted in 2015 of mine-safety violations - can't beat Democratic Sen.

There are 35 Senate seats up for election this year - nine held by Republicans and 26 held by Democrats, including two for independents who caucus with the party. "But in the House, Republicans have been able to coordinate primaries very well". Trump didn't endorse a candidate; instead he told GOP voters who NOT to vote for.

Trump did the same during his 2016 presidential run. Problem is, Don Blankenship, now running for Senate, can't win the General Election in your State.No way! Trump won the district by nearly 50 points in 2016, but the districts ancestrally blue roots and historic support for Manchin may create a competitive race in November.

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