Morrisey feels ‘on pace’ to win

WEIRTON — Patrick Morrisey feels the tide is moving in his favor in the race for U.S. Senate.

Morrisey, currently serving as West Virginia’s attorney general, is the Republican candidate for Senate, hoping to unseat incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin in November’s election. He was in the area Thursday, meeting with residents.

“We’re right on pace to win the election,” Morrisey said. “I think there’s a sense of optimism.”

Morrisey said he believes the Northern Panhandle is an important part of the state, saying he identifies well with the area as his father worked at U.S. Steel and his mother as a nurse for the Veterans Administration.

“You know, West Virginia needs a conservative fighter,” Morrisey said, adding President Donald Trump’s administration has benefited the state and is in need of support and not obstruction. “That’s what this election is about.”

Morrisey points to the efforts to reinvigorate the nation’s manufacturing base and reduce regulations, as well as the tax cut plan as positive steps taken by Trump which have helped the Mountain State. He also noted his own efforts as attorney general in fighting the Environmental Protection Agency and Drug Enforcement Agency over regulations he has said are unfair or an overreach of agency powers.

“We’ll do even more in the U.S. Senate,” Morrisey said.

Morrisey said he is in favor of a Constitutional amendment establishing term limits for members of Congress

“We need to inject vitality into the system,” he said. “It should be the peoples’ government.”

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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