"If he were to be the nominee, we would instantly squander a viable opportunity, and lose a seat - just like Roy Moore did - we might have been able to win", said Steven Law, president of the McConnell-linked super PAC Senate Leadership Fund. Law was referring to Alabama Republican Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court judge, who lost a special Senate election a year ago.
Blankenship, who launched his Senate campaign after spending a year in prison on charges of a misdemeanor count of conspiring to violate mine safety laws in 2015 after an explosion at his company, Upper Big Branch, killed 29 workers in 2010.
The statement referred to a 2014 magazine article alleging that drugs were found aboard a commercial cargo ship owned by the family of McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Now, he's one of a handful of Republican Senate candidates hoping for an opportunity to unseat West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Blankenship attacked Trump Jr. for weighing in on the race, calling him the "establishment".
According to the Blankenship campaign, the offender has recently talked to his probation officer, who wasn't concerned about the economic disclosure.
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Taylor is 22-20 as a starter, all in the past three years with the Buffalo Bills , who he led to the playoffs last season. Taylor was acquired by Sashi Brown in one of his first acts as the Browns vice president of player personnel.
"Don Blankenship has no prayer of winning this race in November", Morrisey said after the event.
Jenkins pointed out this is not Morrisey's first attempt at running for Congress, noting a failed 2000 attempt in his native New Jersey and a Morrisey campaign advertisement saying he'd fight anyone who goes against New Jersey values.
Blankenship has repeatedly stated on the campaign trail that Morrisey is at fault for the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, and vows he will not support the attorney general if chosen as the Republican nominee. "I've never used a race word". "If I can get citizenship, I can probably get citizenship in India".
A spokesman for the Senate GOP's most powerful super PAC has declined to confirm or deny a connection to Mountain Families PAC, an organization that has invested more than $700,000 attacking Blankenship on television. Chao worked in the administrations of presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Blankenship told CBS News that his internal polling indicates he will earn the combined votes of both competitors Attorney General Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-District 3). And he's even said that he might emigrate to China because they have lower regulations.
The younger Trump responded with another tweet.