Friday, July 14, 2006

The Don to Reemerge on WV Political Scene; Launches Campaign Targeting Over 30 Incumbent Legislators for Defeat in General Election

Don BlankenshipMassey Energy CEO Don Blankenship will soon begin a major campaign to seek the defeat of numerous incumbent Democratic legislators in this year's general election.

In an interview today on Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval and a TV interview taped to run tomorrow and Sunday, Blankenship outlines his intent to spend several million dollars to defeat about 30 incumbent legislators whose voting records he says are out of touch with the people of West Virginia. On issues ranging from eliminating the food tax to protecting the traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, Blankenship says Democratic incumbents have disregarded the wishes and values of their constituents.

TV stations owned by West Virginia Media (WTRF 7 in Wheeling, WBOY 12 in Clarksburg, WOWK 13 in Charleston, and WVNS 59 in Beckley) will carry an interview with Blankenship on the weekly news program Decision Makers at 9 AM Saturday with a repeat at 8 AM Sunday. Information about this week's program can be found by clicking here.