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MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 01:  Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Don Blankenship speaks at a town hall meeting at West Virginia University on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Blankenship is the former chief executive of the Massey Energy Company where an explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 men in 2010.  Blankenship, a controversial candidate in central Appalachia coal country, served a one-year sentence for conspiracy to violate mine safety laws and has continued to blame the government for the accident despite investigators findings.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MORGANTOWN, WV - MARCH 01:  Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Don Blankenship speaks at a town hall meeting at West Virginia University on March 1, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Blankenship is the former chief executive of the Massey Energy Company where an explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 men in 2010.  Blankenship, a controversial candidate in central Appalachia coal country, served a one-year sentence for conspiracy to violate mine safety laws and has continued to blame the government for the accident despite investigators findings.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Republicans fear a 2018 GOP primary win by ex-con coal executive Don Blankenship may hurt their chances to knock off incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

GOP fears this man could be Senate

Republicans fear a 2018 GOP primary win by ex-con coal executive Don Blankenship may hurt their chances to knock off incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. CNN's Dana Bash reports.