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BLANKENSHIP-SENATE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Convicted former coal CEO Don Blankenship's last chance to get his name on the ballot in November's U.S. Senate race in West Virginia begins at a hearing before the state Supreme Court. The court on Wednesday is scheduled to hear Blankenship's appeal of a decision denying his third-party candidacy application.

WEST VIRGINIA-HOUSE SPEAKER

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates have nominated a new Speaker of the House to replace state Supreme Court candidate Tim Armstead. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports GOP delegates nominated Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, Tuesday night. Hanshaw is the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The election is set for Wednesday morning.

AP POLL-SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there's also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election Day. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Wednesday, that finds nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — don't have a strong opinion on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court. By Kevin Freking and Emily Swanson.

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