VIDEO: AG Patrick Morrisey Announces U.S. Senate Run in WV

For Immediate Release – July 10, 2017

Contact: Nachama Soloveichik – (646) 528-1029


Harpers Ferry, WV – Today, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a video announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate in West Virginia against Democrat Senator Joe Manchin.

Morrisey will be holding an announcement event at the Clarion Inn in Harpers Ferry this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

Elected in 2012 to serve as West Virginia’s first Republican Attorney General since 1933 and reelected in 2016, Morrisey has earned a reputation for being a conservative warrior for the Mountain State. He is well known for defeating President Obama’s EPA and overreaching regulatory policies in court, expanding gun rights, protecting taxpayers, and aggressively taking on all aspects of the state’s terrible opiate epidemic.

In the video, Morrisey pledges to “help this President drain the swamp. That means repealing Obamacare, changing our tax code so we can actually create more jobs here in West Virginia. As your U.S. Senator, I can do even more. We can continue to protect life, expand Second Amendment rights, bring back coal, and protect jobs in our state. You’ll never have to worry about me wavering in my conservative values.”

Narrator: Patrick Morrisey will fight and win for us. That’s what he’s done as Attorney General, and that’s what he’ll do as our Senator. Morrisey grew up the son of a World War II veteran and a VA nurse, learning the importance of having a hard work ethic. A husband and father, Morrisey’s got grit. He knows how to get things done and what makes our country great.

Patrick Morrisey: We need someone who is going to take on Washington corruption and advance conservative values. There’s so much we can do if we have a conservative with principles going to Washington and someone who is committed to taking on the mess. As your Senator, I’ll stand with President Trump, and we will beat the Washington elites.

Washington is an absolute mess. We need someone to go there who is going to help this President drain the swamp. That means repealing Obamacare, changing our tax code so we can actually create more jobs here in West Virginia. As your U.S. Senator, I can do even more. We can continue to protect life, expand Second Amendment rights, bring back coal, and protect jobs in our state. Unlike my opponents, I’ve never supported Hillary or Obama, or Obamacare, or higher taxes, or cap-and-trade. You’ll never have to worry about me wavering in my conservative values.

I took on Obama’s illegal amnesty program and beat him in court. We beat President Obama and the EPA when everyone else said it was impossible to bring back coal and protect jobs in our state.

Narrator: Patrick Morrisey fought for us and won for West Virginia. A champion for taxpayers, Morrisey defended our jobs, our religious liberties, unborn children, and our gun rights. He upholds our conservative values and the rule of law.

Morrisey: To me, supporting gun rights is supporting freedom. It’s a basic constitutional right, and that’s why I stood strong for constitutional carry. I’ve advanced reciprocity agreements, and I’ve gone after the liberal gun grabbers. I’m proud of all the work we’ve done taking on the substance abuse fight.

Narrator: Morrisey’s office won the largest verdict against the drug companies in West Virginia history. He cracked down on law breakers and is working to provide help to those who need it most.

Morrisey: As your Attorney General, I’ve advanced your conservative values. Just think of what I can do as your U.S. Senator. I’m Patrick Morrisey, I’m proud to be a conservative workhorse, and I want to be your U.S. Senator.