Senate candidates weigh-in before President Trump's visit

Senate candidates weigh-in before President Donald Trump's visit. (WCHS/WVAH)

President Trump will be in Charleston Tuesday for a Make America Great Again rally.

He is expected to stump for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is running as the Republican candidate against incumbent Joe Manchin in the Senate race.

"The reason he's coming back now, he knows he needs a conservative fighter in the U.S. Senate who will be an ally for him. Joe Manchin is not an ally for him," Morrisey told Eyewitness News.

Sen. Manchin said he has voted with President Trump 60 percent of the time over the past year and a half. He hopes to hear the president talk about bringing internet service to the state, boost cell service in rural areas and a King Coal Highway- not pushing voters to pick Morrisey.

"If he's coming for the political arena, he can't protect Patrick Morrisey's record from the public. He's one of the lead charges to take away pre-existing conditions to 800,000 people," Manchin told Eyewitness News.

The heated race is expected to be in the national spotlight after Tuesday night's presidential visit.

"I think its sad Manchin has to distort my record because his record has been so poor and closely aligned to radical liberals in Washington," Morrisey said.

The doors open at 4 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center. The rally begins at 7 p.m.

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