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Is This the Best Reaction to Don Blankenship’s Loss Last Night?

The man that coal baron Don Blankenship targeted most often in his failed campaign for U.S. Senate had a great response to Blankenship's Tuesday loss.

By NTK Staff | 05.09.2018 @9:30am
Is This the Best Reaction to Don Blankenship’s Loss Last Night?

In the race to replace Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and in a state President Trump won by 42 points, coal baron ex-con Don Blankenship focused most of his fire on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The Kentucky Republican struck back on Wednesday, after Blankenship finished third in a GOP primary.

Internal polling had Blankenship, who ran ads blasting “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell (a nickname based on a “Four Pinocchio claim“), surging late in a primary with Attorney General Patrick Morrissey (R-WV) and Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV).

Instead, Morrisey narrowly won (with 35 percent) over Jenkins (who earned 29 percent). Blankenship finished a distant third, with 20 percent.

“Team Mitch,” a Twitter account run by McConnell’s political team, had a great response to Blankenship’s defeat:

As CNN reported, the graphic of McConnell is a play on the Netflix show “Narcos,” a historical fiction show on the cocaine trade in Latin America.

The TV show’s Twitter account responded to Team Mitch’s troll with a tweet of their own.

One thing’s clear: on Wednesday, McConnell’s feeling like a winner.

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