WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his bid for the 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," Morrisey said in a press release. "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."
The Chamber's Vice President of Political Affairs & Federation Relations explained why Morrisey received the group's endorsement.
"Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's pro-jobs, pro-growth record makes him the best candidate to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate," Sara Armstrong said. "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."
Morrisey has led the push against the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States rule, both of which he argued would hurt West Virginia residents and businesses. He also has been a supporter of President Trump's policies.
The West Virginia Record is owned by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
Morrisey is in the middle of his second term as attorney general, and he defeated U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins and former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, among others, in this May's Republican primary for the chance to take on incumbent Manchin for the Senate seat.