Blankenship may run for senate

LAS VEGAS, NV (BY: JEFF JENKINS, WV METRONEWS) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship said Thursday a run for U.S. Senate was “a possibility.”

Blankenship was a guest on 580 Live with Charleston Mayor Danny Jones on MetroNews affiliate 580 WCHS in Charleston. When asked if he would be a candidate Blankenship said he’s considering it.

“It’s always a possibility but more than anything I’m just still trying to figure out how to get the truth out about UBB and of course I do have a lot of love and interest in West Virginia–when you see we’re still 50th after all of these years–it doesn’t seem like we are ever going to get off the floor. It does cause one to stop and think if he can make a difference or not,” Blankenship, speaking from his home in Las Vegas, said.

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