U.S. Senator Joe Manchin(D) and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey(R) are set meet for several debates prior to the November 6th General Election.
The first is scheduled for October 14th at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling. The debate will be hosted by several newspaper companies from around the state.
The second will happen on November 1st in Morgantown. It will be hosted by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, of which WBOY is a member.
Each candidate issued quotes related to the debates.
Here’s the statement from Sen. Manchin:
“I look forward to an honest debate with Pat Morrisey because West Virginians deserve to know the truth about his record,” said U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. “Voters want to know why Pat joined a lawsuit to allow insurance companies to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, why he wanted to put our teachers in jail, and how Pat made his millions from the opioid industry.”
Here is Attorney General Morrisey’s statement:
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to speak directly to voters as much as possible, and I urge Joe Manchin to come to the table to negotiate debates in good faith,” said Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “With the future of West Virginia and the Trump agenda at stake, voters deserve the opportunity to see the clear contrast between a Trump endorsed conservative fighter and a Hillary Clinton-voting liberal.”
Morrisey has said that he’d like to debate Manchin three times before the election. He also said that he’d be open to a nationally televised debate similar to the one hosted by Fox News, in Morgantown, during the Republican primary.