Trump says Republicans shouldn't back ex-coal exec in West Virginia U.S. Senate race -—WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday waded into the U.S. Senate race in West Virginia, urging Republicans to reject former coal executive Don Blankenship and instead choose U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins or state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Ex-coal exec chases U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia despite GOP primary loss. Don Blankenship will run as a member of the Constitution Party, which nominated him by a unanimous vote, his campaign said in a news release.