Republican primary voters in West Virginia gave President Trump and “cocaine Mitch” McConnell what they wanted on Tuesday and voted against controversial coal baron Don Blankenship.
Don Blankenship concedes in West Virginia GOP Senate primary in a boost for Republicans https://t.co/9mD7DWcDnk
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 9, 2018
Blankenship had Republicans worried as internal polling just days before the primary had Blankenship ahead of the other Republican candidates, W.V. Attorney General Patrick Morrissey and Congressman Evan Jenkins.
Blankenship ultimately placed third behind both men.
McConnell supporters wasted no time in reacting:
— Team Mitch (Text MITCH to 47360) (@Team_Mitch) May 9, 2018