U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate.

“The U.S. Chamber fights for West Virginia job creators, and that is why I’m honored to have earned their endorsement,” said Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “West Virginia needs a U.S. Senator who will be an ally for President Trump’s tax cuts and deregulation and who will fight to get government off the back of West Virginia job producers. This November, West Virginia voters will have a clear choice between a pro-growth tax-cutter, or a Hillary Clinton supporting tax-hiker in liberal Joe Manchin.”

“Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s pro-jobs, pro-growth record makes him the best candidate to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate,” said Sara Armstrong, Vice President of Political Affairs & Federation Relations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Patrick Morrisey is a proven leader with a history of defending the Mountain State from federal government overreach. As a proponent of rolling back burdensome regulations, creating a climate for job growth, and cutting taxes so West Virginia families can succeed, Patrick Morrisey is the person West Virginia needs in the U.S. Senate.”

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is a staunch supporter of President Trump’s tax cuts, and has been an ally for the Trump Administration in rolling back burdensome regulations.

Morrisey won a major victory for West Virginia in 2016, when he led a 27-state coalition to defeat Obama’s coal-job killing “Clean Power Plan” at the U.S. Supreme Court. Morrisey successfully stood up to President Obama again when he helped lead a coalition of 30 states against the radical “Waters of the United States” rule, which would have crippled West Virginia farmers, homeowners, energy producers, and small business owners.

Sen. Joe Manchin voted no on President Trump’s tax cuts, and supported Hillary Clinton for President who pledged to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”  During Joe Manchin’s time as governor, unemployment rates in West Virginia climbed from 5.2 percent in 2005 to 8.8 percent in 2010 when he left office. While governor in 2008, West Virginia was ranked by CNBC as last in “business friendliness” and was the fourth worst state in the country for business overall.