But Jenkins' camp says Morrisey 'about profit, plain and simple'

HUNTINGTON, WV (BY: CHRIS DICKERSON, WEST VIRGINIA RECORD) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate later today, but the first verbal volley already has been issued.

A campaign strategist for U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, who already has announced plans to run for Sen. Joe Manchin’s seat, issued a statement critical of Morrisey and his expected announcement. Both Jenkins and Morrisey are Republicans, while Manchin is a Democrat.

 “West Virginians want to help Donald Trump drain the swamp – not fill it back up with a guy who spent his career swimming in it,” Andy Seré said in the statement. “For Patrick Morrisey, this is about profit, plain and simple.

“But West Virginia can’t afford a senator whose deep conflicts of interest would place a cloud of suspicion over his head from day one.”

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