Trump Warns West Virginia Republicans to Avoid Alabama-Like Loss


"Don Blankenship... can't win the General Election in your State", he tweeted.

Senate race in West Virginia, urging Republicans to reject former coal executive Don Blankenship and instead vote for either U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins or state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

"He (Trump) doesn't know how flawed my two main opponents are in this primary", Blankenship said. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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Mr. McConnell, who is profoundly unpopular among Republican primary voters, has mainly sidestepped the attacks, but his allies also have continued to assail Mr. Blankenship. "This thing has been going on within the Republican Party for some time and it resulted in Trump", he said.

Blankenship has a series of issues that make Republicans nervous about his chances of winning in a general election. "Remember Alabama", the president said. "Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!" If polling had shown Moore dead in the water, you can bet Trump would have been much more wary of getting involved.

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Blankenship served a year in jail for conspiring to violate mine safety laws, which was related to an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010 that killed 29 miners. He filed Senate candidacy papers late a year ago.

"Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for Chinapeople", Blankenship says in a new ad that hit the airwaves last Friday. "The establishment is misinforming him because they do not want me to be in the U.S. Senate and promote the president's agenda", Mr. Blankenship said.

Blankenship also touted his millions of dollars in contributions to past Republican campaigns in the state, including spending $3.4 million to help elect the first Republican to the state Supreme Court in 2004.

A Braun win isn't almost as catastrophic for the GOP in IN as Blankenship would be in West Virginia - Washington Republicans say all three GOP candidates in IN have a chance against Donnelly. As Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics explains, the keys to Democratic competitiveness in West Virginia are the economically left-leaning, culturally conservative working-class voters in the southwest part of the state. The president has felt burned by Republicans once he injected himself into other races simply to watch his preferred applicants autumn limited. Republicans hold five of the six statewide offices, including governor. Blankenship will reveal his finances after the West Virginia primary on Tuesday.

"I'm proud to have President Trump's support", Jenkins said minutes later. Democrats have their own intraparty drama that could portend what happens in November, which we'll get to.

Meanwhile, Morrissey has attacked Blankenship, accusing him of not filing a personal financial disclosure form, according to The Hill.