CHARLESTON — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship told Charleston media outlets on Nov. 29 that he will run as a Republican for Democrat Joe Manchin’s U.S. Senate seat.

Blankenship declined further comment to the outlets he spoke to. He has also said nothing on his website or Twitter feed.

The U.S. Senate Public Records Office and the Federal Election Commission both told The Dominion Post that they have not received his paperwork yet.

West Virginia Secretary of State spokesman Steven Adams said that Blankenship doesn’t have to file with the state until the Jan. 8-27 filing period.