Blankenship files with W.Va. Supreme Court to get on November Ballot

CHARLESTON — Don Blankenship, the former Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate primary, filed paperwork with the state’s highest court to get on the November ballot as a Constitution Party member.

Blankenship’s attorney, Robert Bastress of Morgantown, filed a writ of mandamus with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Thursday.

If approved, the writ would cause the court to order Secretary of State Mac Warner to allow Blankenship to run as a Constitution Party candidate against U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, the incumbent Democrat, and Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

See the full story in Friday’s News and Sentinel.