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Sat May 5, 2018, 08:41 PM

WV-SEN: Blankenship surging on eve of West Virginia Senate primary

There is growing concern among Republicans that Don Blankenship, a bombastic coal baron who has spent time in prison, is surging ahead of Tuesday’s West Virginia Senate primary — and a last-minute campaign is underway to stop him.

As the tight contest hurtles to a close, four Republicans said they’d reviewed polling conducted in recent days showing Blankenship, who spent a year in jail following the 2010 explosion at his Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 workers, moving narrowly ahead of his more mainstream GOP rivals, Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

The Republicans cautioned that the surveys, designed to offer a snapshot of the race, were conducted over a brief period of time and may be overstating Blankenship’s support.

Still, Blankenship’s rivals and other Republicans are alarmed. Many are convinced that a Blankenship win, coming just months after the disastrous Alabama Senate race, would destroy the party’s prospects of defeating Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in November.

Some Republicans involved in the race said they were hoping the White House would intervene ahead of the Tuesday primary, though it remains unclear whether it will do so.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/story/2018/05/05/blankenship-polls-west-virginia-senate-primary-570752

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Reply WV-SEN: Blankenship surging on eve of West Virginia Senate primary (Original post)
RandySF May 2018 OP
Kirk Lover May 2018 #1
Vinnie From Indy May 2018 #2
Stinky The Clown May 2018 #3
RandySF May 2018 #4
Tiggeroshii May 2018 #5
Stinky The Clown May 2018 #8
Elwood P Dowd May 2018 #6
RandySF May 2018 #7
lamp_shade May 2018 #9
smirkymonkey May 2018 #10

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:46 PM

1. Can this Blankisshit guy even vote ???

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:58 PM

2. Ha ha ha

Fuck all of 'em!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:58 PM

3. I hope he wins walking away

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2018, 09:18 PM

4. You must be very confident

That he wouldn’t win.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:18 PM

5. Right? We have been assuming for too long that the least qualified candidate is least likely to win

 

...the general election. We should know by now how wrong that assumption is.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:35 PM

8. Consider:

Manchin certainly loses to either of the other two.

Best chance is against Prison Don.

The other two are worse. Don has already made Senate Enemies.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:29 PM

6. Roy Moore Part II

Come on Repuke Nazis, the late night TV joke writers need a summer vacation.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #6)

Sat May 5, 2018, 10:35 PM

7. This guy is no joke

I remember eight years ago when 29 people lost their lives in his mine.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:10 AM

9. Holy cow... I just learned that Tuesday is the primary.

I'll be paying attention.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:27 AM

10. How can anyone vote for this man?

I really don't get it.

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