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Patrick Morrisey files to join Senate race; exchanges barbs with Evan Jenkins

By JESS MANCINI

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday filed for the U.S. Senate.

Morrisey, of Harpers Ferry, joins four other Republicans who have so far filed for the Senate, Don Blankenship of Sprigg, Bo Copley of Delbarton, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins of Huntington and Tom Willis of Martinsburg. Only one Democrat, incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin, has filed for the nomination.

“We have a tremendous amount of momentum. Voters are responding to my proven conservative record and ability to get the federal government off West Virginia’s back,” Morrisey said, citing he has been endorsed by Right to Life, Second Amendment and conservative groups.

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