Democrats could win big in West Virginia’s election tomorrow. A Republican candidate as awful as Alabama’s former candidate and child molester, Roy Moore, may win. The guy does not abuse children, but he killed people, lots of people
Meet former convict Don Blankenship. He owned a coal company that blatantly ignored safety regulations. As a result, 29 men lost their lives when an explosion rocked the terrible darkness deep beneath the earth.
Many West Virginia economies have been built on the coal industry for generations. The coal mines were where the jobs were.
According to an internal GOP poll, Blankenship is leading the state’s Senate primary, The Weekly Standard reported. That means if he wins, the Republicans will have a very unattractive Republican to run against the Democratic candidate.
The killer was ahead in that poll with 31 percent of the vote. His competitor, Representative Evan Jenkins, followed on his heels with 28 percent of the vote. A hair behind, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, followed with 27 percent.
An earlier internal survey came up with similar results: Blankenship 28 percent, Morrisey 27 percent, and Jenkins with only 14 percent.
Republican believed up until now that they had a chance to take over this Senate seat. They need it, because they only have 51-seat majority.
The winner will go up against the Democratic candidate, Senator Joe Manchin, who is not a clear repeat winner. Blankenship may rock the vote if he loses the GOP primary, though.
The campaigner-in-chief, Donald Trump, won the state by 40 points in the 2016 presidential election. He has urged people in West Virginia to reject Blankenship and choose Jenkins or Morrisey.
The former mine owner has threatened to run as a third-party candidate if he loses in the primary. That would split the Republican votes and nearly guarantee a Democratic win.
Trump tweeted: “Remember Alabama:”
‘To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, can’t win the General Election in your State…No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!”
Although the former CEO has a monotone presentation, he responded with passion in a statement that he was “Trumpier than Trump,” according to the Weekly Standard.
‘As some have said I am Trumpier than Trump, and this morning proves it.’
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