West Virginia Senate candidates spar in Fox News debate

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As the first Republican attorney general in West Virginia since the 1930s, Morrisey's primary opponents are Rep. Evans Jenkins and coal mogul Don Blankenship, who are challenging incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin for his U.S. Senate seat in the November general election, WV News reported.

The National Review has endorsed Patrick Morrisey's run for Senate in West Virginia, noting that he would be a "valuable addition to the right flank of the Republican caucus".

7news is your election headquarters, so stay with us both on air and online at wtrf.com for all the information you need before you head to the polls and everything you need to know during elections. Blankenship, who has hurled nicknames at McConnell, ducked behind his podium. Braun is a wealthy businessman who criticized Messer and Rokita for being longtime officeholders who wouldn't "drain the swamp". "It was clear from the start to the tip that it was a faux prosecution".

The debate, taking place has been moderated by Foxnews' Bret Baier and also Martha MacCallum.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey - who is from nj - defended himself from charges of carpetbagging. "I love West Virginia with all of the fiber in my beginning".

"I am not going to D.C.to get alongside", Blankenship stated.

Probably the most fiery assaults had been between Jenkins and Morrisey, with every making an attempt to show who was most loyal to Trump and the president's conservative agenda. "We want any person who will help the president".

The participants missed out on opportunities to talk about how they would address challenges facing the state such as the opioid crisis. Jenkins started by speaking about progress being made within the state however then slid into assaults on Morrisey. Morrisey and Blankenship then did the same.

The three candidates seemed to speak to Trump directly when asked if he has the power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Three Republicans qualified: Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors; Nick Freitas, a state delegate; and E.W. Jackson, a minister.

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