Calling Sen. Joe Manchin (D) President Trump’s top liaison to the Democrats, new Republican Gov. Jim Justice made it clear that he is supporting West Virginia’s incumbent Senator irrespective of party registration. Mr. Justice was elected Governor in November on the Democratic ticket, but switched to the GOP at a recent rally featuring President Trump. Messrs. Justice and Manchin have been close for years, so the fact that the Governor would continue backing the second-term Senator hardly comes as a surprise. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-Huntington) are competing for the Republican Senatorial nomination.
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