CHARLESTON, WV — Today, Joe Manchin’s campaign released a new ad featuring a testimonial from a West Virginia nurse on the front lines of the opioid crisis. Nurse Ronda Lehman exposes Patrick Morrisey’s record as a lobbyist for the opioid industry, and praises U.S. Senator Joe Manchin for work to combat the opioid epidemic.
West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the United States. In 2016, 60 Minutes exposed Morrisey’s ties to Cardinal Health, one of the pharma companies Morrisey lobbied for. Watch the investigation here.
“West Virginians know they can’t trust Patrick Morrisey to fix the opioid epidemic because he got rich working for the opioid industry,” said Grant Herring, communications director for the Manchin campaign. “While Joe Manchin continues to fight tooth and nail to stop the ravages of drug addiction, Morrisey made big money working for companies like Cardinal Health. Pat Morrisey can’t hide from his record.”