Conservative Out-Fundraises McConnell’s Establishment Candidate in West Virginia Senate Primary

October 10, 2017

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the conservative candidate for U.S. Senate in his state, out-raised his establishment-backed opponent Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) in the third quarter of 2017.

Jenkins, who was handpicked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is a former Democrat who backed Hillary Clinton for president in 2008.

Morrisey, per a press release from his campaign, raised $672,000 during the last quarter, far outperforming the establishment-backed Jenkins. The Morrisey campaign’s announcement stated that the campaign had $548,000 cash on hand at the close of the quarter. The campaign’s release also highlighted that the $672,000 was “more than TRIPLE the $220,000 raised by his primary opponent, Evan Jenkins, in the same reporting period. Jenkins also burned through his entire fundraising haul this quarter – spending $206,000 and netting only $14,000 this quarter.”

The winner between Morrisey and Jenkins will face off in the general election against incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who although he is a Democrat is popular in a state that has veered hard to the right politically in recent years. Morrisey said:

22 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • The Redhawk says:

    MC Turtle has got to GO!!! Not only is he down to 17% approval in KENTUCKY….He is even FAILING in W Va as he did in Alabama….and has SCREWED UP IN DC!!!! how much INCOMPETENCE can the REPUBLIC STAND???? WE already have the INCOPETENT (D) Anarchy party Screwing us over… we do not need Mc Turtle to add to their policies

  • Bob says:

    Great, the more the little red neck hill-billy from Kentucky gets beat, the more we like it. He’s a triple-chin Loser and should lose his job!!!!

  • John Burtis says: If Mitch McConnell backs a candidate in today’s post Trump arena, it’s the kiss of death. Mitch is a dead man walking.

  • Pete Bundy says:

    This is a two prong attack. First replace established GOP members and RINO’s with conservatives who do not owe the press, McConnell, Ryan or big money lobbyist and send the democrats packing.

  • Webb says:

    REPUBLICANS In 2018 and 2020…
    Don’t Sleep…We need The Senate for 60 Votes on Issues!!

  • aztex7007 says:

    Love those Dem who change parties so they can get elected and vice
    versa. Gabby Giffords was a Republican turned Democrat in Azt to
    get elected in her country. Don’t trust it, see the results first.

    1. GoldenGirl2u says:

      I agree, it makes me uneasy when a Dem switches parties although, I can understand why they would, I’d want more information. Rep. need to be very careful as we know people will say anything to get elected.

  • justinwachin says:

    It sounds like the people of West Virginia are thinking for themselves. Mitch needs to focus on getting something accomplished in Washington. The people of West Virginia are more than capable of choosing their senator without the Senate majority leader’s help.

  • regulus30 says:

    Remember ALABAMA; send real conservatives to DC.

    1. PatriotGal says:

      regulus, the battle’s not over in AL – we still have to support Moore financially, and if you live there, go door-to-door, make calls, we have to keep the R seat and Moore is PERFECT for it.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        AMEN Girl, “ROLL TIDE” !!! 🙂

      2. regulus30 says:

        I am on the case.

  • bobnstuff says:

    Let the blood bath between two republican begin. Maybe if the party does enough damage to it’s self the republican will figure out that all this fighting hurts the party and the country. United we stand divided we fall.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      For sure the has learned that the hard way, but they’re still loaded with total idiots, the 3 Amigos, Waters, Warren and Piglosi!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        The democrats aren’t at war with each other, unlike the republican. Go Republicans, Go!

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          Why are they trying to force out Pelosi????

          1. bobnstuff says:

            A few have tried but they still follow her. There is no war going on, unlike the republicans. 80 republican House members voted against a bill backed by the President.

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            And ALL the Dem. party did as on everything, and now the Dems. have ask Feinstein to step down now!! You’ve got to remember, under Obama everyone was use to doing nothing at all, he did everything with his Pen and Phone remember, Constitutional or not!!

        2. chw2000 says:

          You’re displaying your true colors ass hole Bob. You’re a liberal Democrat and your posts prove it. What an ass hole!

    2. chw2000 says:

      More stupidity from ass hole Bob. You think the Democrats aren’t fighting among themselves because the liberal left wing Democrat MSM isn’t telling you about it. The media is an extention of the Democrat party and they hate the Republicans. They always have and always will. You’re just to stupid to know the truth. Have a nice day ass hole!

  • Doug says:

    As it should be. RINOs are almost as often on the wrong side of issues as their friends the Democrats/Liberals/Progressives/Socialists (including Communists)/ Next Name to Protect the Guilty (DLPSN). Hopefully, 2018 is the year the Establishment (Both Democrats and Republicans) get Fired by us.

    1. The Redhawk says:

      BULLS EYE !!!

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