CHARLESTON, WV — Today, the Morrisey for Senate campaign announced that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has agreed to three statewide televised debates.
Liberal Joe Manchin has repeatedly refused to answer for his record of partnering with Obama to restrict gun rights, voting for Hillary Clinton despite her pledge to put coal miners out of work, and working in lockstep with Washington liberals and Schumer to oppose President Trump. Given Manchin’s unwillingness to answer for his record, Morrisey is committed to giving voters an opportunity to hear from both candidates in at least three televised debates.
Morrisey continues to understand the national ramifications of this Senate race, and what it means for the direction of our country and the Trump presidency, so he renews his call on Manchin to agree to an additional debate hosted by a national media outlet.
“Given Joe Manchin’s utter disrespect for West Virginia gun owners and record of partnering with Obama to restrict the Second Amendment, voters deserve answers,” said Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “Whether it is opposing our Second Amendment, sending taxpayer dollars to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, or opposing President Trump, Joe Manchin has proven to have lost touch with our West Virginia values.”
Manchin has already declined two invitations to debate, and has not committed to the Press Association debate or the Nexstar debate. Manchin declined an invitation from WVNS to participate in a candidate forum at the West Virginia State Fair in August. Manchin also declined an invitation from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to debate issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.