Talking Points Memo reports:
Despite finishing last place in the West Virginia Republican primaries last week, Don Blankenship is still releasing advertisements attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who funneled thousands of dollars into that race to oppose him. In a new 60-second spot shared on Blankenship’s Facebook page over the weekend, the failed Senate candidate attacked McConnell for making light of Blankenship’s “Cocaine Mitch” moniker for the majority leader.
The Hill reports:
Greg Thomas, Blankenship’s campaign manager, warned that Blankenship will work to “make sure” Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who won the party’s nomination, loses the race in November. Thomas didn’t specify how Blankenship, who has deep pockets, would get involved, saying “all options” — including directly attacking Morrisey or backing another candidate — were on the table. McConnell separately confirmed to Fox News radio that he had answered his phone a few times as “Cocaine Mitch.”