BECKLEY (WOAY)- It is one of the most important races of this election, but for West Virginia voters, it’s being called one of the most bitter and acrimonious races they’ve ever seen.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and republican challenger Patrick Morrisey have been battling for months both on air and online, coming for you with very different ideas.
“I think basically they know who the true West Virginian is. It’s all about our state and how we create better opportunities to stay in West Virginia,” Manchin said.
“Look there’s a real clear choice in this election,” Morrisey said. “I’m the conservative fighter who’s going to advance the trump agenda, which helps West Virginia.”
Manchin was in Beckley early Sunday morning, riding his Harley Davidson as part of his “Take Me Home” motorcycle tour. The 2-day trip had stops in counties all across the state.
“We just started talking about what can we do in the last two days,” Manchin said. “People do all different things, they do fly arounds. Well I love to ride and I haven’t had a chance to ride as much as I wanted to, so we thought this would be a great way to get people enthused about the last couple day.”
Morrisey was also in Beckley, at Phillip’s Machinery. where he and a lot of other republican candidates were embracing even more support from the White House, as President Trump’s son, Don Junior pays an early morning to the mountain state.
“Imagine what we could do with a little more support in DC,” Trump, Jr. said. “My father can’t do this stuff alone. He needs people in the Senate, he needs people in the house that are going to fight with him.”
“I’m going to work with this President,” Morrisey said. “I’m going to be apart of his team, we’re going to protect seniors, all those on social security and Medicare. We’re going to take on the Opioid epidemic and we’re going to stand for life.”