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Blankenship Will Run For West Virginia Senate Seat On Constitution Party

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:47 pm
by harriss
Good luck with that Don. Have you even read the constitution?
By ALEX ISENSTADT 05/21/2018 07:14 AM EDT
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.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/ ... rty-600779

Re: Blankenship Will Run For West Virginia Senate Seat On Constitution Party

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:49 pm
by senorgrand
I hope he's able to run -- it would likely put a dem into the seat.

Re: Blankenship Will Run For West Virginia Senate Seat On Constitution Party

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:01 pm
by harriss
senorgrand wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 1:49 pm
I hope he's able to run -- it would likely put a dem into the seat.
Maybe as a non-party independent but he still has to file papers and get registered voters to sign them to get on the ballot.

Re: Blankenship Will Run For West Virginia Senate Seat On Constitution Party

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm
by senorgrand
Not if he mounts a write-in. Even that might be enough to get a dem elected.