Former Massey Energy CEO, Don Blankenship, announced Wednesday, November 29th, he will be running for Senate.
Blankenship will be on the Republican ticket in the 2018 primary. He will run against Patrick Morrisey and Evan Jenkins.
Conrad Lucas, the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party, said this is another candidate looking to take Senator Joe Manchin's seat.
"This is another voice to add to the chorus of individuals who are anxious to defeat Joe Manchin. Obviously Senator Manchin is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in America and today's news just underscores that," said Lucas.
The primary election in West Virginia is May 8th, 2018.