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Don Blankenship, Coal CEO Jailed for Mine Disaster, to Run for West Virginia Senate

November 29, 2017 8:33 PM
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Onetime Massey Energy CEO enters GOP primary field dominated by strong candidates

Don Blankenship, a former coal executive who served a year in prison for conspiring to violate mine-safety laws before a 2010 mine disaster, is running for Senate in West Virginia, a GOP official said, adding another candidate to the field of Republicans challenging Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

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