Blankenship Pledges To Actively Work Against The GOP WV Senate Candidate

on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia.
MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 01: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Don Blankenship speaks at a town hall meeting at West Virginia University on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Blankenship is the former chie... MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 01: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Don Blankenship speaks at a town hall meeting at West Virginia University on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Blankenship is the former chief executive of the Massey Energy Company where an explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 men in 2010. Blankenship, a controversial candidate in central Appalachia coal country, served a one-year sentence for conspiracy to violate mine safety laws and has continued to blame the government for the accident despite investigators findings. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 11, 2018 7:11 a.m.

Failed Republican West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship is not only withholding his endorsement from Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey, he has vowed to actively work to damage his chances.

Blankenship campaign manager Greg Thomas told West Virginia’s “Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval” that “I think the one thing he is going to make sure doesn’t happen is that Patrick Morrisey does not become a U.S. Senator.”

When pushed for a reason for the intra-party animosity, Thomas called Morrisey a “corrupt carpetbagger.”

“Don Blankenship does not believe it should be Patrick Morrisey. He also does not believe it should be Joe Manchin,” Thomas said, referencing the Democratic incumbent. “Don’s gonna do what he thinks is best. We’ve only just begun”

H/T The Hill

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