MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The final full week before the Nov. 6 General Election will begin with a Monday rally in Morgantown sponsored by the United Mine Workers Union for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.
The event is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center.
“UMWA members, their families and their communities have no better friend in the U.S. Senate than Joe Manchin,” UMWA International President Cecil Roberts said in a news release announcing the rally. “He led the victorious fight to preserve our retirees’ health care last year, he fought to preserve our members’ jobs and their families’ way of life, and he is once again in the forefront of our struggle to preserve retirees’ pensions.”
Manchin’s opponent, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, will get a visit this week from President Donald Trump. He’ll be in Huntington for a Friday rally.
It will be the third visit to the Mountain State by Trump since August. He rallied in Charleston on Aug. 21 and in Wheeling on Sept. 29.
Morrisey and Manchin are scheduled to debate Thursday night in MetroNews’ Morgantown studios at 7 p.m.
Morrisey, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley and Alex Mooney will rally in Charleston Monday afternoon.
The GOP Get-Out-The-Vote kickoff event is set for 1 p.m. at GOP offices in Kanawha City.