Don Blankenship Announces Bid For U.S. Senate As Member Of Constitution Party
Williamson, W.Va. - West Virginia Constitution Party member, Don Blankenship, is pleased to announce that he has accepted the nomination to become the Constitution Party’s West Virginia candidate for the United States Senate. Mr. Blankenship was nominated by unanimous vote.
Mr. Blankenship is honored to receive the nomination of the Constitution Party—the nation’s third largest political party in terms of its state affiliates voter registration. Mr. Blankenship finds that his personal views and the views of the majority of West Virginians are significantly aligned with the Constitution Party’s Platform. The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American government behavior to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.
Phil Hudok, Vice-Chair of the Constitution Party of West Virginia, said, “We are excited to have Don Blankenship as our candidate for U.S. Senate. This will be a great opportunity to put the principles of our party on display and to elect someone who will represent the values of West Virginians instead of those of the DC establishment.”
Mr. Blankenship is eager to pursue the goals of the Constitution Party.“ Like other Constitutionalists,” Mr. Blankenship said, “I hold in the highest regard the founding principles of the United States Constitution and I am willing to fight to protect both West Virginia and America from all enemies—foreign and domestic.”
Mr. Blankenship continued:
“It is especially appropriate for me to be nominated by the Constitution Party given its staunch and uncompromising commitment to upholding the United States Constitution. My First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendment rights were violated when I was falsely charged and politically imprisoned following the unfortunate mining accident at Upper Big Branch—a tragedy wholly caused by the actions of the establishment and the federal government. It is no surprise then that the establishment has worked so hard to cover-up the truth. In fact, were it not for the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a jury trial the Obama Department of Justice would have tyrannically and maliciously imprisoned me for life.”
Mr. Blankenship intends to run an aggressive campaign. “This time we won’t get surprised by the lying establishment. We were assured by White House political staff that they would not interfere in the primary election. Obviously, that turned out not to be true. Now that we know that the establishment will lie and resort to anything else necessary to defeat me, we are better prepared than before.”
He further stated:
“The political establishment is determined to keep me—the most anti-establishment candidate in the nation—out of the United States Senate. Since the Fox News Debate when I regained the lead in the polls (following false ads against me by a Mitch McConnell controlled SuperPAC) the press and the establishment have colluded and lied to convince the public that I am a moron, a bigot, and a felon. They even went so far as to lie about my chances against Senator Joe Manchin in the general election.”
Mr. Blankenship is confident the establishment will come against him with full force to ensure that an anti-swamper isn’t elected to the U.S. Senate. He added, “although the establishment will likely begin their efforts against us by mounting a legal challenge to my candidacy, we are confident that—if challenged—our legal position will prevail, absent a politically motivated decision by the courts.”