Don Blankenship is running on Trumpism in West Virginia. The GOP

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Blankenship rejects the comparisons to Moore, which were amplified when the president urged voters Monday to "Remember Alabama".

"The President is a very busy man and he doesn't know me, and he doesn't know how flawed my two main opponents are in this primary", he said in a statement Monday.

"Don Blankenship, now running for Senate, can't win the General Election in your State..."

He explicitly referenced the race at the end of the event, as he asked the audience to cheer for Jenkins or Morrisey in a demonstration of how the crowd planned to vote in the upcoming GOP senate primary.

"We're excited that President Trump gave us a shout out this morning", Jenkins told FOX.

In a recent TV ad, he also attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Chao's husband, accusing him of creating "millions of jobs for China people".

The former coal baron recently served a one-year prison sentence on a conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws, following the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in 2010 that killed 29 people. Blankenship will reveal his finances after the West Virginia primary on Tuesday.

GOPAC: Morrisey 24 percent; Jenkins 20 percent; Blankenship 12 percent.

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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.

And it's an all too recognizable feeling for Senate G.O.P. officials: at December, the celebration handed across the Alabama seat once held by Jeff periods to Doug Jones, a Democrat, afterwards nominating Roy S. Moore, a contentious former state decide that was enticed by a number of girls of earning advances to them when these were adolescents, allegations that Mr. Moore denied.

The polls were conducted before Blankenship took on GOP Sen.

"I thought West Virginians would see through his campaign", Morrissey admitted, arguing he is running a "misleading campaign".

President Donald Trump has insisted his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation to help him win the election. "The President hasn't been involved in this race, but we are looking forward to him endorsing us after we win the primary".

Trump, seeking to tap into nativist sentiment across the country, kicked off his 2016 campaign with harsh rhetoric on Mexican immigrations to the United States, labeling undocumented immigrants as "rapists" who are "bringing drugs" and "bringing crime".

The ad also drew criticism for the use of the term "China family", to describe McConnell's in-laws.

"I think he would follow in the exact same footsteps as our president", Newbrough said. "While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich", Blankenship continued.

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