HARPERS FERRY, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia's Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced his candidacy for the US Senate in West Virginia against Democrat Senator Joe Manchin.
He also released released a video announcing his candidacy.
Morrisey gas scheduled a political event Monday at 5 p.m. at the Clarion Inn in Harpers Ferry.
Morrisey, re-elected to a second term last year, is also chairman of the national organization of Republican attorneys general.
The group's Mountaineers Are Always Free PAC bought almost $6.8 million in ads promoting Morrisey for a second term and attacking his opponent, outspending either one.
The Republican Attorney Generals Association and Morrisey have been involved in challenges to federal regulations under the Obama administration.