Today, Don Blankenship thanked President Trump for his visit to West Virginia to highlight the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Blankenship supports this, and all of President Trump’s efforts, to improve our state and national economies and to put America first. Blankenship also agrees with President Trump that Senator Manchin too often sides with Washington liberals and votes against the best interests of working West Virginians. According to Blankenship, many in the
Don Blankenship, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following release explaining a new television ad exposing Evan Jenkins' Anti-Second Amendment vote. Career politicians have a great ability to change their past voting records when election time rolls around. Jenkins started off his campaign ads with “Almost Heaven.” He was acting as if things are just rosy in our state. A state that is last in workforce participation and first in drug overdose deaths. As we sa
Evan Jenkins, like most career politicians, has had to change his loyalties as West Virginia has turned Republican. But he did not likely do so because his beliefs changed, but rather because if he did not he could not win the 2014 Congressional race. The ad shows Nick Rahall talking during a debate with Jenkins in 2014 just after Evan had criticized Obamacare and Obama in the debate. Rahall then says he received support from Jenkins even after Jenkins knew of Rahall’s supp
Don Blankenship, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate issued the following statement in response to D.C. chatter regarding possible D.C. establishment opposition to his candidacy. There has been an awful lot of talk lately about who the Washington, D.C. Establishment and Mitch McConnell, in particular, are supporting in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race. Let me be clear, I don't care who they are supporting. I know that it is not me, because we recognize that those defending t
Don Blankenship, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former CEO of Massey Energy Company, issued the following statement regarding Joe Manchin and Evan Jenkins failing Huntington for decades. For 20 years, career politicians like Evan Jenkins and Joe Manchin have dropped the ball, and our proud city of Huntington is now the drug abuse capital of the nation.
That's sad, but it can be fixed. Not with speeches and proclamations, but by arresting the illegals and out-of-s
Don Blankenship, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former CEO of Massey Energy Company, issued the following statement in response to career politician Evan Jenkins' first television ad.
Evan’s ad is certainly upbeat - a real feel good ad.
It’s important to be positive and enthusiastic. But it's equally (or more) important to be realistic. Evan has a great deal to be positive about. He has a great life and, as the video commercial says, a wonderful family.
This ad delivers a very important message for West Virginians. Particularly those who want to keep their job or hope to find a job near home. The ad also reminds us all how long we have lived in poverty and in fear of being unable to support our families in West Virginia. Personally, I am reminded that even when I graduated from Marshall in 1972 I had to leave West Virginia to find a job. We have been the victim of career politicians putting themselves first and their voters