Citizens United endorses Morrisey in U.S. Senate race

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 29, 2017

CHARLESTON – The Citizens United Political Victory Fund has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.

This endorsement joins a list of other endorsements for Morrisey, including West Virginians for Life, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Gun Owners of America, FreedomWorks PAC and more than 30 West Virginia elected officials.

“CUPVF is proud to support conservative change agent Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senator from West Virginia,” Citizens United President David Bossie said. “Attorney General Morrisey is a conservative stalwart who will come to the U.S. Senate to fight for the interests of West Virginia, not the Washington establishment.

“We support Patrick Morrisey for Senate because he has a proven record of results fighting for conservative West Virginia values and against the harmful liberal agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Attorney General Morrisey was there to take on executive overreach at the Obama Environmental Protection Agency for the coal miners and he’s been there to support President Trump’s agenda taking on sanctuary cities and pushing for much needed tax reform.”

Morrisey thanked the group. 

“I’m honored to receive Citizens United Political Victory Fund’s endorsement in this race,” Morrisey said in a press release. “Citizens United and David Bossie have been leaders in the conservative movement for many years, and most recently, played a pivotal role in electing President Trump. 

"Our conservative message is taking off across the state and the nation, and I’m thankful for all the support we have received.”

In addition to Morrisey, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins and former coal miner Bo Copley are running as Republicans for Manchin's Senate seat. Manchin will face primary competition from environmental activist Paula Jean Swearengin, who already has been endorsed by the Brand New Congress political action committee formed by former staff members and supporters of Bernie Sanders. Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship also has hinted as running as a Republican or an Independent.

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