HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The National Co-Chair for the Republican National Committee is extending an invitation to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Sharon Day said now may the time for Manchin to change parties.
“Democrats are doing it all across the country so, if he wants to stand with West Virginia’s convictions, the principles of its citizens, we invite him to do the same thing and we’ve got a switch card with his name on it,” said Day.
“I think the values of West Virginia are more Republican than Democrat, so we invite him to join the army and the team that supports West Virginia’s principles and West Virginia’s values.”
Day was a guest on Friday’s MetroNews “Talkline” before a scheduled appearance on Friday night at the Cabell County Republican Executive Committee’s Women of Influence Dinner at Guyan Country Club in Huntington.
The event was celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave all American women the right to vote. The amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920 after decades of protest.
Day said it’s clear times have changed for women and the GOP in West Virginia where Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is now considered the frontrunner for the U.S. Senate heading into the 2014 election.
“The Democrats really don’t have anybody who wants to run or step up to run, to put it out there and Democrats, here in West Virginia, keep trying to find somebody to run against her and one after the other turns it down,” said Day.
Those being honored on Friday night were Helen Freeman, founder and president of the Huntington Outdoor Theater, along with Carol Miller and Kelli Sobonya who are both Cabell County delegates.