Don Blankenship comes out with new racist attack on Mitch McConnell's family

08 May, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Former energy company CEO Don Blankenship was one of three candidates to participate in a Republican Senate debate in West Virginia

With a deadpan delivery and a defiant attitude that has become his trademark, the former coal baron focused his onslaught on the family of McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, which owns an global shipping business. "While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich", Blankenship continued.

Blankenship's new ad says McConnell has created jobs for "China people" and charges that his "China family" has given him millions of dollars. "I will beat Joe Manchin III and ditch Cocaine Mitch for the sake of the kids".

For weeks, Morrisey aimed almost all of his strikes at the primary competitor, GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins, however re focused his interest on Blankenship this weekend, using the press conference Sunday as well as also a robo-call Saturday.

Blankenship, by contrast, has redirected his campaign to attack McConnell, whom he blames for a group called Mountain Families PAC, which has been running ads in the state against Blankenship.

Still, Blankenship is forging ahead.

For weeks, Morrisey aimed most of his assaults at one other main opponent, GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins, however refocused his consideration on Blankenship this weekend, with the press convention Sunday and a robo-call Saturday. Joe Manchin (D) in the general election.

Former McConnell Chief of Staff Josh Holmes responded on Twitter: "This clown is a walking, talking case study for the limitation of a prison's ability to rehabilitate".

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Blankenship filed for the Senate seat after serving prison time for violating federal mine safety standards. "That gives us about two billion dollars a year to start treatment centers all around the country, in the United States and nearly every community in West Virginia", said Sen. "No more fumbles like Alabama".

"You know what? We need somebody representing our values", Jenkins said. "His name is ex-convict Don Blankenship".

Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted Thursday that he thinks a Blankenship nomination guarantees another Manchin term.

"I think the definition of outsider is someone who, if they are elected, will still challenge the establishment. No, I'm realistic", he wrote. For context, The Nation reported in 2014 the seizure of 90 pounds of cocaine from a Foremost Maritime Corporation freight boat owned by McConnell's Taiwanese in-laws. Colombian officials seized 90 pounds of cocaine. Her father is chairman of a shipping company.

Blankenship's own fiance and a frequent companion on the campaign trail, Farrah Meiling Hobbs, was also born in China.

In fact, polls now suggest Blankenship, who doesn't even live in West Virginia, may be tied or leading.

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