CHARLESTON — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is now officially a U.S. Senate candidate.

The Federal Election Commission notified The Dominion Post on Dec. 5 of the arrival of Blankenship’s paperwork, his statement of candidacy and his statement of organization for his political committee, Don Blankenship for U.S. Senate.

Both forms were received at the Senate on Dec. 1 and processed on Dec. 4, the paperwork shows.

Blankenship lists his mailing address as a post office box in Williamson, Mingo County.