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This Ex-Convict and Former Coal Boss is Running for Senate

Don Blankenship went to prison last year over the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades

The Latest: Convicted ex-coal CEO kicks off US Senate bid

The Latest on the Senate campaign of former coal executive Don Blankenship (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges arising from … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Convicted ex-coal CEO kicks off US Senate bid

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Senate campaign of former coal executive Don Blankenship (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges arising from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades has kicked off his U.S. Show More Summary

GOP Has Four Convicted Criminals Running for Congress

Republicans have four convicted criminals running for Congress, the HuffPost reports. They are: Joe Arpaio, Don Blankenship, Michael Grimm and Greg Gianforte. “Three of these men — Arpaio, Blankenship, and Grimm — have suggested that their convictions show they were [...]

Ex-coal CEO to hold town meeting in US Senate candidacy

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A former coal company CEO who went to prison is hosting a town hall meeting for voters next week as he revs up his U.S. Senate candidacy. Ex-Massey Energy boss Don Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Wednesday the meeting will be Jan. Show More Summary

Ex-convict coal magnate says to run for Senate

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of coal company Massey Energy who was recently released from jail after a sentence for violating mine safety laws, said on Wednesday he plans to run for U.S. Senate representing West Virginia. “It’s true,” he told Reuters in an email, without...

Fresh Out of Prison, Reviled Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for the U.S. Senate

The former CEO of Massey Energy filed this week to run in the Republican primary.

Convicted Coal Magnate Announces Run For Senate

What could possibly go wrong here? It wasn't bad enough that under former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's oversight 29 miners died, or that he tried to buy a judge to get out of any consequences. It isn't, because we live in theShow More Summary

Ex-coal magnate Blankenship seeks West Virginia Senate seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A spokesman says ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who went to prison after a mine explosion, will run for the U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. Blankenship spokesman Greg Thomas says the formal filing was expected Wednesday. Show More Summary

Spokesman says Blankenship seeks West Virginia Senate seat

A spokesman says former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. The 67-year-old Blankenship … Click to Continue »

Disgraced Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for Senate in West Virginia

Don Blankenship is running for Senate. Yes, the Don Blankenship. On Wednesday West Virginia station WCHS reported that the former Massey Energy CEO, fresh off a one-year stint in a federal prison for conspiring to commit mine-safety violations in the run-up to the deadliest mining disaster in decades, has filed paperwork to run in next […]

Convicted former coal CEO Don Blankenship is running for U.S. Senate

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy who recently served a one-year sentence in federal prison for conspiring to violate mine safety standards, has filed federal election papers to run for U.S. Senate in West Virginia. The documents, first reported by Eyewitness News, specify that Blankenship will run as a Republican. Blankenship joins what is […]

Blankenship Declares Senate Bid In West Virginia

Former Massey Energy chief executive officer Don Blankenship (R) plans to run for U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), WCHS reports. Blankenship served a one-year sentence in prison for “conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards.”

Supreme Court lets criminal conviction stand against coal executive Blankenship

The Supreme Court is not interested in hearing former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's claim that he didn't get a fair trial.

Supreme Court to Let Stand Coal Executive’s Conviction on Violating Safety Standards

The United States Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a convicted coal baron Don Blankenship, who served a year in prison for violating mine safety standards. Coal groups had expressed their concerns over zealous prosecutionsShow More Summary

Supreme Court won't take up case of ex-Massey Energy CEO

The Supreme Court is leaving in place the conviction of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 … Click to Continue »

Was Don Blankenship Not Available?

Meet your new Mine Safety and Health Administration administrator nominee. Trump on Friday named David Zatezalo, the former chairman of Rhino Resources, to be an assistant secretary of Labor overseeing the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The position is currently vacant, according to the Department of Labor’s website. During Zatezalo’s time as an executive […]

Coal Baron Don Blankenship Jumping Straight From Jail To Senate Race?

Normally one runs for Senate FIRST and only AFTERWARD goes to jail, but these are not normal times. In yet another sign of the total destruction of norms and even human decency in the Trump era, convicted criminal Don Blankenship isShow More Summary

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