Don Blankenship is running on Trumpism in West Virginia. The GOP

08 May, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
  • Shown here are maps and campaign signs at Republican headquarters in Wadsworth Ohio

In a Monday morning tweet, Trump explained that he was endorsing Morrisey because Blankenship is likely to lose the general election.

He's confronted a set of attacks from institution Republicans for his part at the tragedy.

If there's one person who has run the most Donald Trump-esque campaign since the 2016 election, it's probably Don Blankenship.

Jenkins, a former Democrat, has repeatedly argued that Manchin missed a big chance to align himself with Trump on taxes and health care.

In urging a vote against Blankenship, Trump follows in the footsteps of his son - Donald Trump Jr. - who, at the end of last week, tweeted: "I hate to lose".

Firebrand conservative Moore won the state GOP primary over Trump-backed Luther Strange, then lost to Democrat Doug Jones, amid numerous damaging allegations about Moore's past inappropriate behavior with women.

Republicans want to retain control of Congress in the November congressional elections that are viewed by some as referendum on Trump's presidency.

The loss cut the GOP's Senate majority to 51-49.




President weighs in on GOP primary race to flip Senator Joe Manchin's seat; Peter Doocy reports from Charleston, West Virginia. "The race will be over and Democrats will be able to narrow the gap in Senate", said O'Connell, the Republican strategist.

Early in the midterm election cycle, Republicans had hoped that winning Manchin's seat would increase their slim Senate majority.

Two weeks ago Blankenship was trailing both candidates.

But Blankenship, who was convicted on misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners, may in fact be the most Trumplike candidate, accusing the government of covering up its own failures and blaming his conviction on an Obama administration conspiracy.

A weekend poll by one of Blackenship's rivals found him leading with 31 percent of the vote, Jenkins in second with 28 percent and Morrisey with 27 percent, according to the Weekly Standard. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in a series of political ads, one of which trashed the Senate majority leader for creating jobs for his "China people". President TrumpDonald John TrumpBaldwin spotlights mother's drug addiction, efforts to combat opioid abuse in ad Giuliani says he's "focused on the law more than the facts right now" Cambridge Analytica ordered to hand over data on USA voter MORE won West Virginia by more than 40 points in 2016. On a West Virginia radio show, he suggested that McConnell faces a conflict of interest because he's married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan to Chinese parents.

"Swamp Captain Mitch McConnell has contributed tens of thousands of jobs to China Folks", Mr. Blankenship stated in 1 firm, alluding to the shipping work of Mr. McConnell's father in law, an American citizen.

McConnell asked the president in a phone call to reject Blankenship, a Republican official familiar with the phone call told The Times. "No more fumbles like Alabama", he wrote on Thursday, comparing the coal baron to failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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