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Don Blankenship registers to run as a Democrat for U.S. Senate; Dems say yuck

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2024
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Don Blankenship registers to run as a Democrat in the race for U.S. Senate. (Brad McElhinny/MetroNews) Don Blankenship, political lightning rod and former coal titan who spent a year in jail on a mine safety conspiracy conviction, is running as a Democrat for U.S. Senate. This is the seat that Senator Joe Manchin, an independent-minded mainstay of West Virginia Democratic politics, has chosen to bow out of competing to retain. Most pundits believe the seat is likely to flip to a Republican, and the top candidates on that side are...

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