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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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President Donald Trump tweeted not to vote for West Virginia Senate Republican primary candidate Don Blankenship after GOP insiders suggested that recent controversy surrounding the candidate has given him momentum.

Trump pushes GOP voters away from Blankenship

President Donald Trump tweeted not to vote for West Virginia Senate Republican primary candidate Don Blankenship after GOP insiders suggested that recent controversy surrounding the candidate has given him momentum.