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Primary loser Don Blankenship to keep Senate bid alive as 3rd party candidate

5 monthes ago   |   By CNBC

The convicted ex-coal executive finished third in the GOP primary earlier in May.
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Don Blankenship To Mount Third-Party Senate Bid After Losing W.Va. GOP Primary

Don Blankenship To Mount Third-Party Senate Bid After Losing W.Va. GOP Primary

5 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The convicted coal executive said he's running with the Constitution Party after coming in third in the GOP primary. But the decision to run after losing the primary is not legal under state law.
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Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

5 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third-place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates West Virginia's "sore loser" law. Blankenship will run as a member of the Constitution Party, which nominated him by a unanimous vote, his campaign said in a news release.
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Blankenship to seek US Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate

5 monthes ago   |   By Miami Herald

Despite losing the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal executive Don Blankenship says he'll continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates the...
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Blankenship to seek US Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate

5 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate.
Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Monday that he'll be running as a member of the Constitution Party, which nominated him by a unanimous vote.
Blankenship spent a year in federal prison after being convicted for violating mine regulations after the 2010 explosion at one of his mines killed 29 miners.
Republican voters rejected Blankenship in the West Virginia Senate GOP primary earlier this month...
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Blankenship to wage third-party bid after losing primary

5 monthes ago   |   By Politico

West Virginia coal baron and former prisoner Don Blankenship announced on Monday that he plans to launch a long-shot third-party Senate bid after finishing a distant third in this month's Republican primary. Blankenship said he would run in the general election as the Constitution Party nominee. But he would need to overcome a “sore loser” law in West Virginia that prevents failed candidates in a main-party primary from refiling to run in the general election under another party's banner. Blankenship said he's prepared to challenge that law in court if needed. If he's successful, his move...
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