Ex-Convict & GOP Senate Candidate Don Blankenship Surges In West Virginia Polls, Says He Is ‘Trumpier Than Trump’

Don Blankenship, a former mining company executive who went to jail in 2016 for his culpability in the deaths of 29 miners, is running as a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat to represent West Virginia.

His recent surge in the polls, notes CNN, brought a negative reaction from President Donald Trump on Twitter:

Blankenship responded that he was “Trumpier than Trump,” tweeted CNN reporter Dan Merica :

(Sources: CNN via YouTubeDonald Trump/Twitter, Dan Merica/Twitter. Photo Credit: Don Blankenship)

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