Former coal CEO Don Blankenship planning W. Va. Senate run, 7 months after prison release

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, is running for U.S. Senate.

Blankenship, who was released from federal prison last May, has continued to maintain that he is innocent despite the conviction and prison sentence.

WCHS reported that Blakenship "filed his federal election official papers Tuesday ... He will be running as a Republican."

Blankenship tweeted Wednesday night, "We will be putting out a new ad tomorrow morning on TV, Facebook, and more. It will be a shocker. Government corruption is pandemic and obvious."