Disgraced coal exec plans run for Senate
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Donald Blankenship, the former Massey Energy chief executive who went to prison in the wake of a 2010 mine explosion in Montcoal, West Virginia, that left 29 dead, plans to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in that state, according to news organizations.
Blankenship filed federal election papers to run as a Republican, Charleston television station WCHS and other outlets reported. Blankenship couldn't be reached for comment.
In the primary, Blankenship would face at least two other candidates, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The winner would face incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the 2018 election.
Blankenship wrote on his website Oct. 3 that Manchin has failed to "successfully advocate for effective mine safety regulations." Blankenship, however, served a year in prison after being convicted of a misdemeanor charge for orchestrating a conspiracy to violate mine safety rules before the April 2010 deaths of 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch Mine. doesn't backslide.
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