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Senator Joe Manchin Receives Endorsement From United Mine Workers Of America


WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)- Senator Joe Manchin received an endorsement earlier today in his re-election campaign from the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).

According to the UMWA, the union represents more than 35,000 active and retired West Virginia coal miners.

The endorsement that Senator Manchin received is considered to be one of most significant in the state.

WOAY spoke to Senator Manchin on how he felt to receive this endorsement.

“Whether it was my baseball coach, my little league coach, whether it was my Boy Scout leader, it was coal miners that basically shaped my life and to have the people you’ve grown up with and people you know the best that will still support you and give you total endorsement in their support means all the world to me,” said Senator Joe Manchin.

Manchin is a true friend to coal miners and has always fought aside working families.

Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.

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