President Trump weighs in on W. Va. Senate race

They are also childishly calling me "despicable" and 'mentally ill.' The war to drain the swamp and create jobs for West Virginia people has begun.

President Trump weighed in on the West Virginia Senate race on Monday ahead of this week's Republican primary.

Blankenship rejects the comparisons to Moore, which were amplified when the president urged voters Monday to "Remember Alabama". Problem is, Don Blankenship, now running for Senate, can't win the General Election in your State... In a Tweet Monday morning, Trump attempted to appeal to the sensibilities of West Virginia Republicans, who voted Trump into office in 2016 by almost 42 points.

In West Virginia, Republicans are fretting over the candidacy of former coal company CEO who was convicted of a misdemeanor for conspiring to violate mine safety regulations Don Blankenship, who threatens a prime pickup opportunity for the party in a state that Trump won by more than 40 points in 2016.

Morrisey said the Republican candidate nominated in West Virginia could determine control of the U.S. Senate.

Thus, we have Trump today trying to cut into that populist momentum - to the extent it exists - in order to ensure that Blankenship is left sidelined after tomorrow.

"The establishment is misinforming him because they do not want me to be in the US Senate and promote the President's agenda", Blankenship said.

Don Blankenship: "Hi. I'm Don Blankenship, candidate for U.S. Senate, and I approve this message".

"To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference", he wrote. It's unclear, nevertheless, how powerful Mr. Trump's intervention will probably take a state where lots of ancient votes have been throw.

"No way!" Trump said in his tweet.

Donald Trump, Jr., the President's oldest son, has publicly come out against Blankenship, while Morrisey has called the coal baron a "convicted criminal" as much as possible over the last three days. He also is running television ads targeting the Taiwanese heritage of McConnell's wife, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Blankenship argued that neither Jenkins or Morrisey could beat Manchin without his support, but he would prevail over the Democratic stalwart "even without the support of the establishment".

"The problem isn't that Don Blankenship can't win a general election in West Virginia, it's that he shouldn't win a general election in West Virginia". It's the number one issue", said Leah Askarinam, a reporter, and analyst at Inside Elections, a nonpartisan outlet that analyzes House, Senate, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, "These candidates have spent the last several months tying themselves as closely as possible to the president.

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