Both campaigns holding get out the vote rallies Monday. Republican nominee Patrick Morrisey gathered with other GOP officeholders and candidates in Kanawha City. He’s taking on veteran Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. The state’s senior senator was gathered with his supporters in Morgantown, including members of the United Mine Workers of America union. Both candidates say the potential repeal and replacement of “Obama Care” is a critical issue in this race.
“And we can fix that, so. They’re trying every way that they can to massage this. Make no mistake about it. We will lose health care. They voted fifty sometimes to do away with it. Now it’s not a perfect piece of legislation, but 80 percent of West Virginians benefit by it,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia.
“I want to protect people with pre-existing conditions and those who need help the most… Here’s the difference between my opponent and I. I want to get rid of the wretched excess of Obama Care, and the skyrocketing premiums,” said Atty. Gen. Patrick Morrisey, (R) Candidate for U.S. Senate.
The two sides also bought out the star power of their backers. In Morgantown, it was the United Mine Workers of American coming out for Senator Manchin.
“God bless the State of West Virginia. God Bless the State of West Virginia,” said Cecil Roberts, President, United Mine Workers of America.
In Kanawha City it was Republican party leaders.
“President Trump needs someone on our team in the United States Senate,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, (R) West Virginia.
The campaigns agree turnout of the party faithful is crucial.
For those who’ve already made up your minds for U.S. Senate, you can vote early through this Saturday, November 3rd. For those still undecided, you can vote on the actual Election Day of Tuesday, November 6th.