Criminal Record That Is
A man whose management of a coal company resulted in death of miners is running as a Republican for the Senate. Here is the scoop from the beautiful Mountain State.
Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday, seeking to persuade a largely working class audience that he identified with them. But one father present whose son died in the 2010 tragedy called the GOP businessman's jump into politics "more of a slap in our face."
Normal people, not Republican coal mine operators would be appalled that their mismanagement resulted in the death of miners. For conservatives, that appears to be a badge of honor, a voucher that is redeemed by a seat in the Senate.