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Trump urges West Virginia Republicans to oppose Blankenship

08 May 2018, 01:35 | Rodolfo Quinn

Trump urges West Virginia Republicans to oppose Blankenship

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"It was a fake prosecution", Blankenship said during a Fox News debate last week.

Trump also asked West Virginia voters to "Remember Alabama" - a reference to Republican Roy Moore, who lost a Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones after allegations surfaced of Moore's sexual advances toward teenagers.

"We have a three-alarm fire in West Virginia", Republican strategist Ford O'Connell told Newsweek.

He has also made freakish attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major part of his campaign platform, standing by his use of the racial slur "Chinaperson" to describe McConnell's father-in-law, and arguing in a campaign ad that McConnell "has created millions of jobs for China people".

There's an argument that this is the kind of thing that could work uniquely well in West Virginia. The president has felt burned by Republicans once he injected himself into other races simply to watch his preferred applicants autumn limited.

Mr. Jenkins also claimed that he'd been endorsed by the president.

And he just might be the West Virginia GOP's nominee for Senate this fall.

Trump's tweet on Blankenship starkly reveals both of those character traits.

The loss cut the GOP's Senate majority to 51-49.

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"Without an incumbent advantage in a year that seems to be favoring Democrats, that's a tough dynamic for Republicans", Askarinam said, "The question is whether Republicans believe that this district is still in the vein of Tiberi and Kasich".

In the three-way West Virginia primary, some Republicans are concerned that a victory by Blankenship would mean a winnable seat becomes almost impossible to defend, repeating the results in Alabama. Manchin's seat is a top target of Republicans in this year's midterm elections. He has consistently voted against Senate Republicans' ObamaCare repeal or replace efforts and most recently their tax-cut bill that Trump signed in late-December 2017.

In an interview with CNN, Morrisey said the contest had "shifted to a two-person race" with Blankenship and admitted that he underestimated the candidate's power earlier in the race. He served about 12 months after being found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of violating mine safety and health standards in connection with the company he led and its 2010 accident at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine, where 29 men were killed.

Blankenship's statement blamed "the establishment" for Trump's comment about him and said he would defeat Manchin. Morrisey was in third place with only 19 percent.

No one, I guess, includes the President.

"Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people", Blankenship says in a recent ad, a direct-to-camera 30-second spot that defines the coal baron's attacks on the majority leader. A super PAC linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has invested heavily in stopping Blankenship, spending over $1.3 million on a mix of television and digital ads ahead of Tuesday's primary. On a West Virginia radio show, he suggested that McConnell faces a conflict of interest because he's married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan to Chinese parents.

"No more fumbles like Alabama", he wrote.



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