Trump Warns West Virginians Against Voting For GOP Senate Frontrunner: 'Remember Alabama'

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"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. Trump won almost 70 percent of the vote in West Virginia in 2016, making Democratic Senator Joe Manchin one of the most vulnerable Democrats on the ballot this fall.

Blankenship served a year in federal prison after being convicted in conspiring to violate mine safety rules, following a 2010 mining disaster in which 29 people died, The Times noted. As if to prove the point, last week, Blankenship released an ad accusing Mitch McConnell of being a "swamp captain" whose "China family"-alluding to McConnell's wife, who was born in Taiwan-"has given him tens of millions of dollars".

"To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference", tweeted Trump. "Problem is, Don Blankenship, now running for Senate, can't win the General Election in your State.No way!"

"Mr. Morrisey has been less than truthful about his involvement with the drug companies", Blankenship said, noting that an independent bid might be the most viable option in the general election race against current West Virginia senator Democrat Joe Manchin. He declared himself "Trumpier than Trump", after seeing the tweet, confirming that Trumpism has moved into something larger than just the president. "Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!"

"I hope West Virginia voters will listen to President Trump when they go to the polls tomorrow", Morrisey said in a statement.

"The President is a very busy man and he doesn't know me and he doesn't know how flawed my two main opponents are in this primary ..."

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




President Donald Trump has insisted his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation to help him win the election.

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". Democrats have their own intraparty drama that could portend what happens in November, which we'll get to. Trump didn't endorse a candidate; instead he told GOP voters who NOT to vote for. 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.

Blankenship has a series of issues that make Republicans nervous about his chances of winning in a general election. Not on what Blankenship has said or what he believes.

There's a similar situation playing out in a special congressional election in Ohio.

That hasn't stopped Blankenship from using Trump to help his case. Trump had endorsed Moore in that race.

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

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