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WV Senate Candidate Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell’s ‘China Family’ in Worst Ad Of All Time


Convicted coal baron and West Virginia Republican Senate hopeful Don Blankenship has once again taken aim at Senator Mitch McConnell  (R-KY) in a new ad calling out the Majority leader for getting rich because his “China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.”

“Mitch’s swamp people are now running false, negative ads against me. They’re also childishly calling me despicable and mentally ill,” Blankenship kvetches in the ad set to hit the airwaves on Friday.

“Mitch has gotten rich,” he further opines. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.”

He then concludes, while holding two of his grandkids, “I will beat Joe Manchin and ditch cocaine Mitch for the sake of the kids.”

It is not the first time Blankenship has hit at McConnell and drew headlines.

In recent weeks, and with his poll numbers dropping, Blankenship has repeatedly called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

In a headline-grabbing move, he called McConnell’s father-in-law and father of Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao a “wealthy Chinaperson” and ran a spot hitting at ‘Cocaine Mitch.’

Then, Tuesday, he defended his remarks during a Fox News debate.

“I don’t see this insinuation by the press that there’s something racist about saying a Chinaperson,” Blankenship insisted in his monotone drawl. “Some people are Koreanpersons some of them are Africanpersons. It’s not any slander there. But both families are very powerful in both countries.”

His latest ad comes just days before the contentious West Virginia primary on May 8th and is already sparking fierce reaction on Twitter.

Blankenship is currently ranked third in the polls.

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