Disgraced coal baron Don Blankenship, fresh out of prison, is mulling a senate bid in West Virginia

Disgraced coal baron Don Blankenship, fresh out of prison, is mulling a senate bid in West Virginia

Fresh off a one-year stint in federal prison, disgraced former coal baron Don Blankenship just might run for Senate. The former Massey Energy CEO and conservative mega-donor was convicted last year of conspiring to commit mine safety violations in the run-up to the deadly 2010 explosion at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch mine, which killed 29 people.

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