"If he were to be the nominee, we would instantly squander a viable opportunity, and lose a seat - just like Roy Moore did - we might have been able to win", said Steven Law, president of the McConnell-linked super PAC Senate Leadership Fund. Law was referring to Alabama Republican Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court judge, who lost a special Senate election a year ago.
Blankenship served a year behind bars for conspiring to violate mine safety rules following the Upper Big Branch Mining disaster in 2010, and is now under probation.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is calling on former Massey Energy CEO Donald Blankenship to file a required personal financial disclosure form in the U.S. Senate race. McConnell is married to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan and served as President George W. Bush's Secretary of Labor.
Rove called Blankenship a "bigot" and a "moron" and said that if he wins Tuesday's Republican senatorial primary, the GOP can "kiss our chances goodbye of winning West Virginia".
'Date is set' for Kim summit
South Korea's Blue House, the presidential office, said largely the exact same thing as the White House in its statement. National Security adviser John Bolton met here with Chung Eui-yong, visiting top national security adviser to Moon.
But in doing so, the West Virginia Republican Senate candidate may have furthered concerns of his own prejudices.
Blankenship, by contrast, has redirected his campaign to attack McConnell, whom he blames for a group called Mountain Families PAC, which has been running ads in the state against Blankenship.
As of mid-April, Blankenship has put $3.5 million of his own money into the campaign, has only received $2,000 in campaign checks and has spent $2.8 million, according to federal campaign finance disclosures.
Fox Information politics editor joins "The Story" with response to the West Virginia GOP Senate main debate.
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He has rejected the controversial "hostile environment" tag attached to the government's immigration policy. Kent MP Damian Green has said Amber Rudd was left with no option but to fall on her sword.
"My campaign will be informing his probation officer in Nevada about this issue right away, to determine if this refusal to comply with federal law violates the terms of his supervised release", Morrisey said. And he isn't even running against McConnell, who is from an entirely different state. "If I can get citizenship, I can probably get citizenship in India. China family" ad racist by claiming he's "never used a race word". It includes racial attacks against McConnell and his family.
Blankenship coined the "Cocaine Mitch" nickname earlier this week, saying it was because of a 2014 article in The Nation reporting cocaine was found on a ship belonging to McConnell's father-in-law's company.
A recent Fox News poll showed Blankenship trailing behind leading candidates Rep. Evan Jenkins and Attorney General Patrick Morrissey.
The younger Trump responded with another tweet.
Chelsea entertain Liverpool in race for the top four
Chelsea moved to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham after a 1-0 win against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. With only one win in their last five league games, Liverpool have made their top four status an unnecessarily tense affair.