Don Blankenship is in the running with Roy Moore for worst Republican Candidate for Senate in the Trump era. All it takes is one ad to know where this guy is coming from, but if you need another reason to oppose him, he’s a convicted
felon and jailed mining company executive for his negligence while employed by Massey Energy.
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— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) May 3, 2018
Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people. While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich. In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars. Mitch’s swamp people are running false, negative ads against me. They are also childishly calling me despicable and mentally ill. The war to drain the swamp and create jobs for West Virginia people has begun. I will beat Joe Manchin and ditch Cocaine Mitch, for the sake of the kids.
He not only said it a straight face, it was a catatonic face. Some folks might feel repulsed about his overt racism against those China people, but I find it refreshing that he wore his bigotry right there on his sleeve, for all to see. Here’s to a GOP primary disaster for Mr. Blankenship. More from Allahpundit and Jonah and the Wall Street Journal. Here’s a choice nugget.
Mr. Blankenship’s primary residence is in Nevada, where he moved after being indicted several years ago, and he is campaigning in West Virginia on supervised release. His one-year probation ends the day after the primary.
Update: I didn’t think it was really necessary to fact-check Mr. Blankenship’s words, but Glenn Kessler ran down the “Coaine Mitch” part of the ad and gave it Four Pinnochios. While we’re on the subject, Politifact examined three of Blankenship’s statements and the least untruthful was Mostly False. Notably, Trump didn’t ding Blankenship for his dishonesty, instead hitting the candidate on his responsibility for the deaths of 29 miners.