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Don Blankenship

  1. 2018 midterms
    Top State Court Denies Don Blankenship Access to the November Ballot for SenatorWith the third-party spoiler out of the way, Republican Pat Morrisey now just has to figure out how to catch up with incumbent Joe Manchin.
  2. Ex-Con Launches Effort to Get on West Virginia Ballot As Third-Party CandidateDon Blankenship will have to thwart West Virginia’s “sore loser” law in court, but he’s angry and rich and wants to smite Mitch McConnell.
  3. Don Blankenship Continues Quest to Help Joe Manchin Keep His JobAfter losing the GOP primary, Blankenship plans mount a third-party campaign for Senate in West Virginia — if the courts allow him on the ballot.
  4. Is the 2018 Democratic Wave Receding?The big picture still suggests a positive picture for Team Blue — but there are a lot of questions.
  5. Blankenship Sunk in West Virginia After Giving National GOP a ScareBoth Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump worked to take down the eccentric ex-con who was beginning to look like another Roy Moore.
  6. McConnell Won’t Say If Blankenship Is Racist Until He Knows Election ResultOnce again, McConnell isn’t pretending to have any actual principles.
  7. What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of PrimariesWild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
  8. Trump Begs West Virginia Base Not to Nominate a Racist Criminal for SenateDon Blankenship is a racist coal baron; 29 of his workers were killed in a mine accident. Trump’s only argument against him is that he’s unelectable.
  9. The GOP Candidate Testing the Limits of TrumpismHow Don Blankenship, the ex-con West Virginia coal baron, has turned a personal rebranding project turned into a Senate run.
  10. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  11. GOP Senate Candidate in West Virginia Calls McConnell ‘Cocaine Mitch’Don Blankenship is now adding Mitch McConnell to the list of conspirators — including Barack Obama — he says are trying to keep him out of the Senate.
  12. GOP Competition to Show Who Loves Trump Most Could Backfire in NovemberExtremist candidates have hurt the GOP in the recent past. Association with an unpopular extremist president could do the same this year.
  13. Ex-Con Blankenship Screwing Up GOP Plans for Taking Down Joe ManchinIt was supposed to be a clean partisan purge of a Democrat in an increasingly Republican state. But Blankenship’s personal agenda is interfering.
  14. Fresh Out of Prison, Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for U.S. SenateThe former CEO of Massey Energy filed this week to run in the Republican primary.