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Polls show Blankenship ahead, sparking panic among GOP
The Hill ^ | 05/07/18 | Lisa Hagen

Posted on 05/07/2018 12:54:09 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Internal Republican polls show ex-coal CEO and former convict Don Blankenship in the lead a day before West Virginia’s Republican Senate primary, prompting more GOP fears about a Blankenship surge.

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Some Republicans worry Blankenship’s controversial past could jeopardize their chances at unseating Manchin.

In a last-ditch effort to suppress Blankenship, Trump on Monday urged voters to reject the former coal executive and instead vote for either Jenkins or Morrisey on Tuesday.

“To the great people of West Virginia we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference,” the president wrote on Twitter.

“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!”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: blankenship; westvirginia
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Can any locals explain Blackenships' popularity?

What about Blankenships' past is controversial (real or politically manufactured)?

1 posted on 05/07/2018 12:54:09 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

The GOP should get on board with President Trump’s agenda.


2 posted on 05/07/2018 12:55:39 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: yesthatjallen

GOPe is panicking.

No one is listening to the Mitch “the Bitch” McConnell.

Who wants Machin reelected anyway.


3 posted on 05/07/2018 12:56:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: yesthatjallen

Watch for yourself.
WV Senate debate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8xu547cxGo


4 posted on 05/07/2018 12:57:14 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: yesthatjallen

The establishment doesn’t seem to want Blankenship any more than they wanted Moore.

Will the brass give away another Republican seat to prove they can do it?


5 posted on 05/07/2018 12:57:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: yesthatjallen

A.G. Morrisey seems like a very reasonable alternative to the Blankenship guy based on WV television advertising which reaches the SW PA market.


6 posted on 05/07/2018 12:57:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: yesthatjallen

Damn, GOP voters... connect with reality.


7 posted on 05/07/2018 12:58:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Blankenship is a mass murderer. Even if they started building snowmen in the hot stinky bad place, the only seat I would vote for him would be the electric chair. Or to put in even more extreme language, if he gets the nom I will support the Dimocrat, whoever they nominate. Yes, he is that vile.


8 posted on 05/07/2018 12:59:00 PM PDT by NRx (A man of integrity passes his father's civilization to his son, without selling it off to strangers.)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Part II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF9H03BYqg0

Part III (particularly bad for Mitch)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gJDjPnvLvo


9 posted on 05/07/2018 12:59:56 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: ScottinVA

Goodbye Supreme Court if Blankenship wins the primary.


10 posted on 05/07/2018 1:00:31 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: yesthatjallen

Hatred of McConnell clouds judgement.....


11 posted on 05/07/2018 1:01:51 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket)
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To: yesthatjallen
Coal baron who stands accused (and convicted) of facilitating conditions that caused miners' deaths. Sounds like a great candidate to run in coal country.

People, please see past this spoiler. Roy Moore situation redux.

12 posted on 05/07/2018 1:02:24 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Sometimes accusations against business moguls are actually true. This SOB killed more than two dozen coal miners for money. He has the morals of a Mafia hit man. F-— him. I hope he burns in Hell for all eternity.


13 posted on 05/07/2018 1:05:27 PM PDT by NRx (A man of integrity passes his father's civilization to his son, without selling it off to strangers.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Does West VA have an open primary? Why can’t the Republican Party decide on one candidate to go against someone who most likely cannot win the general election? What a worthless party... sometimes worse than worthless.


14 posted on 05/07/2018 1:09:55 PM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
People, please see past this spoiler. Roy Moore situation redux.

Oh, are kooks going to come forward and make 38 year old unprovable accusations against the Republican candidate while the Republican party deliberately stabs them in the back?

Because that's what happened in the "Moore situation."

15 posted on 05/07/2018 1:09:56 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: NRx

You sound as though you know more details about this incident than the rest of us. What exactly did he do?


16 posted on 05/07/2018 1:10:48 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: yesthatjallen

This is a very bad thing because despite all that we have dealt with respect to corrupt politics, it could actually be worse. This candidate represents that “worse.”

Sure, he’s playing “nice” right now, but nice men do not cut corners that get people killed. He cannot even run his own business without ending up in jail, there is no way, no how, that he should be given the public trust.

Please, West Virginia, do not let this candidate get past the primary.


17 posted on 05/07/2018 1:10:48 PM PDT by BlackAdderess (MAGA!)
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To: Freee-dame

Open Primary in W Va. Gives Demwits a chance to alter election outcome. They have and will...


18 posted on 05/07/2018 1:16:49 PM PDT by donozark (Restraining orders are just another way of saying I love you.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Watch the debate for yourself, I posted all three parts from youtube.


19 posted on 05/07/2018 1:17:12 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: NRx
If you believe this others must as well.

Why then is he popular?

How could he even consider running for office with his background?

Who are his supporters? Why are they supporting him?

I seriously don't understand what's going on.

Your opinion and his wikipedia page don't seem to account for his poll numbers.

What's really going on?

20 posted on 05/07/2018 1:20:33 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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