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West Virginia Supreme Court Keeps Don Blankenship Off Senate Ballot
After losing GOP primary, Blankenship has tried to run under Constitution Party

Don Blankenship lost West Virginia’s Republican Senate primary in May. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In a bright spot for Republican Patrick Morrisey’s Senate bid, the West Virginia Supreme Court upheld the secretary of state’s decision that former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship cannot run for Senate under the Constitution Party line. 

Blankenship finished third in May’s GOP Senate primary but has tried to run as a third-party candidate.