West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship sent a group of reporters a dessert plate with the words “Ditch Mitch,” after dinner Monday night.
Blankenship was reportedly eating at the same restaurant as the reporters in Charleston, W.Va., the night before the Senate primary, when he sent over the plate with one of his campaign slogans “Ditch Mitch” written on it.
Don Blankenship was eating at the same restaurant as me and some reporters in Charleston, WV last night. He had this sent over to our table at the end of dinner: pic.twitter.com/K387rjUD0y
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) May 8, 2018
The move comes as Blankenship, who has run his campaign as an anti-establishment candidate, has continued to attack Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, even making a campaign ad against McConnell and his family that was filled with racist remarks.
The Tuesday primary, which will take place between Blankenship, state Rep. Evan Jenkins and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey, has continued to pick up national attention as the three Republicans are fighting for a chance to take on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the general election. (RELATED: Donald Trump Jr. Weighs In On GOP West Virginia Primary: ‘Reject Blankenship’)
President Donald Trump and a number of other Republicans have urged primary voters not to vote for Blankenship in the West Virginia primary.
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