Manchin expects Trump involvement in fall race

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he looks forward to a “spirited” fall campaign and expects that President Donald Trump “will get involved” on behalf of his GOP opponent despite Manchin’s “good relationship” with the president.

Manchin coasted to the Democratic nomination Tuesday but remains a top Republican target given his state’s heavy GOP lean and overwhelming support for Trump.

The senator says he plans to campaign as he always has: a bipartisan problem solver who works “for West Virginians.”

Manchin told supporters at his Charleston campaign headquarters that the nation has “unfinished business” on affordable health care, infrastructure, taking care of veterans and helping working-class Americans like his state’s coal workers.

The Republican primary in West Virginia remains too close to call.

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