MCConnell Urged Trump to Reject West Virginia Candidate

MCConnell Urged Trump to Reject West Virginia Candidate

MCConnell Urged Trump to Reject West Virginia Candidate

Indeed, Mr. Blankenship's rising poll numbers have coincided with an increasing number of highly inflammatory statements and personal attacks on powerful figures such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"West Virginia voters should remember that my enemies are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and my opponents would not even be running as Republicans had I not resurrected the Republican Party in West Virginia", Blankenship said.

The President adds his voice to the national Republicans who are anxious that Blankenship's upstart campaign could upend plans to run either Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins or Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who are seen as more electable, against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) in one of the most pro-Trump states in the nation.

"West Virginians are not going to vote for candidates who have failed to address the drug epidemic, aligned themselves with abortionists, and have never created a job", he said.

Blankenship is running a scorched-earth campaign, attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Indiana, North Carolina and OH also are holding primaries on Tuesday.

Moore later lost to Democrat Doug Jones, after facing sexual misconduct allegations from almost 10 women, including accusations of child molestation.

Former coal tycoon Don Blankenship believes President Donald Trump is not supporting his campaign for Senate because the president is too busy to notice that he is more Trump than Trump. "Trump and Don are two guys who have similar experiences and similar backgrounds and similar thoughts and similar ideas on where the country should be headed", Greg Thomas, Blankenship's top aide, told CNN.

"Watching the numbers and hearing about the internals that people have been looking at over the course of the last week, and they are completely freaked out", Mattingly said.

For their part, both Mr. Morrisey and Mr. Jenkins clung to Mr. Trump's tweet.

Blankenship said Trump doesn't know him, and blamed the Washington establishment for swaying the president against him. There's no race. Races are negro, white caucasian, Hispanic, Asian.

"Tomorrow, West Virginia will send the swamp a message - no one, and I mean no one, will tell us how to vote", he continued.

After trailing far behind Jenkins and Morrisey in polls, "he's back in the race and I wouldn't be surprised if he won".

In a new radio ad, Blankenship says that "the establishment politicians are getting more desperate and more hostile, calling me a bigot, a moron, a despicable character and mentally ill". Trump wrote on Twitter. "I am an America person and I will put America first". Should the Mr. Blankenship however win despite the intervention it would be exceptionally uncomfortable to Mr. Trump. Trump endorsed Moore in that race.

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