Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject Blankenship

Trump invoked December's special Senate election in Alabama, where Republican candidate Roy Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones. Joe Manchin in November.

"Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people", Blankenship said in one of his campaign ads."While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich".

Trump wrote on Monday, "To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference". Blankenship is probably practicing some caution to not distance himself too far from Trump, considering the president won the state by 40 points in the 2016 election.

All six of the candidates in the West Virginia GOP primary for U.S. Senate have attempted to align themselves with the president, who are hoping to take on U.S. Sen.

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When Moore defeated odd in the primary, Trump quickly backed Moore and essentially disavowed his support of unusual, deleting his tweets about the latter.

Mr. Trump's morning tweet reportedly came after pleas from Republican Party leaders who now fear Mr. Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy who spent a year in federal prison in connection with the fatal Upper Big Branch mine explosion of 2010, may actually come out on top in Tuesday's primary.

Both President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have instructed West Virginians to vote against Don Blankenship in the GOP primary.

The ad ends, "send me to the Senate and I will represent West Virginia people not China people". Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Observers say they'd be surprised if Kucinich beats Cordray, but they'll also be watching just how well Kucinich does with Ohio's more liberal voters. Democrats have their own intraparty drama that could portend what happens in November, which we'll get to.

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Polls have varied greatly over the past three months, though Mr. Blankenship seems to have gained steam after his performance in last week's nationally televised primary debate.

Republican strategists feel that Mr. Manchin supplies them of the best chances to reclaim a Democratic seat, but this the conservative Democrat and former governor will easily acquire re election if Mr. Blankenship could be the nominee.

Trump's tweet is a reminder that he believes, deeply, in the concept that winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. Sure, Trump endorsed Moore's primary opponent - appointed Sen. If polling had shown Moore dead in the water, you can bet Trump would have been much more wary of getting involved.

Trump's tweet referred to Roy Moore, an Alabama Republican accused of sexual misconduct who was upset previous year in the US Senate election by Democrat Doug Jones.

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Whether Trump and McConnell's opposition hurts Blankenship will be revealed Tuesday at the polls. "But in the House, Republicans have been able to coordinate primaries very well".

  • Ryan Wade