CHARLESTON, WV — Following Senator Manchin’s primary election victory, he released the following statement:
“For me, it’s always been about working for West Virginia and that will never change. The people of our state are so special: we’ve done the heavy lifting and built the middle class. But we’ve got more work to do. We need to secure our coal miners’ pensions, protect our seniors, keep the promises we’ve made to our veterans, fix the epidemic of drug addiction, expand broadband, protect healthcare, and grow opportunities for all West Virginians.
“I was asked today why I say ‘Washington sucks.’ It’s because some people in Washington care more about dividing us and playing politics than getting to work and solving these problems. I’ve always believed you can’t build anything up if you’re tearing each other down. That’s got to change, and this campaign is about bringing people together who care about making life better for Americans who work hard for a paycheck.”