Ex-convict and coal baron Don Blankenship has lost his bid for the Republican Senate nomination in West Virginia, CNN projects. CNN projects he will place third, behind Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins, in the race to take on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the fall. The political world was watching to see how Blankenship would fare after launching a series of racial broadsides at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, McConnell’s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and her parents. He blasted “Cocaine Mitch” and McConnell’s “China family.”
JUST IN: The Fox News Decision Desk can now project a winner in the West Virginia Republican Senate Primary: State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey #AEHQ https://t.co/WxejROC9iC pic.twitter.com/EmJj3zH6ze
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“Don’t feel sorry for me,” Blankenship says, noting he’ll be able to travel more and focus on non-political matters.
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) May 9, 2018