West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced on Monday that his Senate campaign raised nearly $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2018.
Morrisey hopes to defeat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the 2018 midterm election and he confirmed more than $895,000 cash-on-hand is available to call on to fulfill that aim.
He said in a statement:
I’m honored to have the support of so many conservatives and allies of President Trump who know we must defeat liberal Sen. Joe Manchin. Our campaign’s grassroots momentum continues to grow as voters learn the truth about Manchin’s liberal record, and hear about my record of delivering conservative accomplishments for West Virginia.
“West Virginians understand it is time to send a conservative fighter to the U.S. Senate to stand with President Trump, defend our Second Amendment rights, protect the right to life, and make it easier to create jobs for hardworking men and women of our great state,” Morrisey added.
Breitbart News reported that big Democratic donors plan to drop nearly $500,000 to support Sen. Manchin for the U.S. Senate.
Morrisey told Breitbart News on Friday that Manchin “has sold out our West Virginia values.”
In contrast, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz have endorsed Morrisey for U.S. Senate.
“Voters won’t let Sen. Manchin’s radical liberal allies buy this Senate seat. West Virginia knows that Manchin has sold out our West Virginia values and is now beholden to Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and his liberal elite donors,” Morrisey said.
Morrisey concluded, “It is time to send a true Trump ally to the Senate who will defend the Second Amendment, stand up for the right to life, fight for lower taxes and better-paying jobs, and end liberals’ attacks on coal jobs in West Virginia.”