Senate hopeful Blankenship schedules another town hall event
BECKLEY, WV (AP) -
Republican Don Blankenship has scheduled another town hall-style meeting as the former coal company CEO who spent time in prison continues his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Blankenship's campaign says he will meet with voters on Thursday in Beckley at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. The program will begin at 6 p.m.
Blankenship will give brief remarks and then answer questions from the audience.
The former Massey Energy executive drew more than 100 supporters who clapped heartily for him at a town hall-style event last week in Logan.
Blankenship served a one-year prison term on charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades. At last week's campaign event, he tried to persuade a largely working-class audience that he identifies with them.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
West Virginia HeadlinesWest Virginia HeadlinesMore>>
Thursday, June 8 2017 6:48 AM EDT2017-06-08 10:48:40 GMT
While Republican West Virginia legislative leaders rammed a right-to-work bill into law this year, unions and business groups spent almost $1.8 million altogether battling over the policy. Grassroots campaign...More >>
A West Virginia Parkways Authority employee has been killed and two others critically injured when a truck hit them on Interstate 77. West Virginia State Police Capt. Reginald Patterson said the wreck happened around 3:45...More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:31 GMT
Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle...More >>
Virginia health officials say the Pamunkey and North Anna branches of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are having a harmful algae bloom. The Virginia Department of Health is advising the public to...More >>