Don Blankenship Defends Racial Slur 'Chinaperson' With More Racism

Hannah Rogers
May 8, 2018

Blankenship served a year in federal prison for a misdemeanor conviction related to the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 men in southern West Virginia.

Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Thursday that West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is the "only constitutional conservative" running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen.

U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship is being criticized for an ad he published Thursday in his bed for the Republican nomination for West Virginia's Congress seat.

For weeks, Morrisey aimed most of his attacks at another primary opponent, GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins, but refocused his attention on Blankenship this weekend, with the press conference Sunday and a robo-call Saturday.

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.

"This idea that calling someone a 'Chinaperson, ' I mean, I'm an American-person, I don't see this insinuation by the press that there are something racist about saying a 'Chinaperson, ' " he said in a debate between the candidates on Fox News. "That gives us about two billion dollars a year to start treatment centers all around the country, in the United States and nearly every community in West Virginia", said Sen.

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Morrisey accused Jenkins of having a liberal background and said his past stint as a Democrat should make voters wary.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-coal executive who's running for U.S. Senate after serving a prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at "China people" and calls the Senate majority leader "Cocaine Mitch".

A spokesman for the Senate GOP's most powerful super PAC has declined to confirm or deny a connection to Mountain Families PAC, an organization that has invested more than $700,000 attacking Blankenship on television. "If I can get citizenship, I can probably get citizenship in India". He has also referred to McConnell as "Cocaine Mitch", a reference to a 2014 magazine article alleging that drugs were found aboard a commercial cargo ship owned by the Chao family.

Blankenship's new radio advertisement notes, "The fake news is also pretending to be offended by the use of my words, 'China people.' They seem not to realize that China is a country, not a race". We have worked closely with the President. "The establishment is doing everything they can to keep Joe Manchin in office", he wrote.

The younger Trump responded with another tweet.

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