Tea Party Express Endorses West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the race for United States Senate in West Virginia.

 Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has proven time and time again that he is an unapologetic conservative who is eager to fight for conservative values. As West Virginia’s first Republican Attorney General in nearly 80 years, Morrisey fought diligently against President Obama’s radically liberal environmental agenda. He led a 27-state coalition against the EPA all the way to the United States Supreme Court where he ultimately delivered monumental wins for West Virginia’s coal mining community.

“A steadfast conservative, Attorney General Morrisey has fought to protect taxpayer dollars, even voluntarily returning over $40 million from his own office budget to the state general fund. He has prioritized combatting fraud, waste and abuse in government and has displayed courage in defending people’s rights against an overbearing federal government.

“Tea Party Express is joining a growing consensus of conservative groups that are now backing Morrisey in this critical Senate election. The incumbent Democrat, Joe Manchin, has talked a good game in West Virginia, but has been a consistent liberal vote in Washington.

“While too many Republican Members of Congress are content letting conservative legislation be stymied, Attorney General Morrisey’s willingness to fight for conservative principles is sorely needed in Washington. With the support of grassroots activists from across West Virginia, we are prepared to help send Attorney General Morrisey to Washington so that he can fight to reduce the size, cost and intrusiveness of the federal government,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“Having a personal as well as a working acquaintance with the major Republican and Democrat candidates vying for election to the West Virginia Senate in 2018, that election choice isn’t even a close call for me. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, by far, is the brightest star in that constellation of candidates. Not only is he well focused and committed on the good governance issues and principles that are most dear to Mountaineers, his incisive intelligence and unwearied work ethic will best serve West Virginia’s families in the United States Senate. Patrick has more than proven his mettle by his deep and dedicated due diligence on our behalf as Attorney General. Now, more than ever, West Virginians need Patrick’s able advocacy on our behalf in the United States Senate.”
-Larry D. Kump, Former West Virginia State Legislator (2010-2014) and Grassroots Activist

“There is no choice as far as I’m concerned. Evan Jenkins is the establishment pick and will be more of the same old same old, obstructing President Trump. Patrick Morrisey will stand with we the people, those who voted for President Trump, and will advance our President’s agenda. I will proudly march to the polls in 2018 and let my voice be heard by casting my ballot for Patrick Morrisey to be the next Senator for West Virginia.”
-Tami Hansley, West Virginia Tea Party and Grassroots Activist

“Patrick Morrisey is a great choice for West Virginia Senate. He has done a fantastic job as Attorney General and has done everything he said he would. He is a voice of truth and if he says something, he will keep his word. He is hardcore in his ability to stand for the people of West Virginia. He will make an awesome Senator and will have my full support in that regard.”
-Sandy Staats, West Virginia Tea Party and Grassroots Activist

“Patrick Morrisey has shown beyond any doubt that he supports the Constitutional rights of West Virginians, and that he cares about our current issues, and our future. In particular, I appreciate that he is concerned about all West Virginians. I remember when he was running for the position of Attorney General for the first time. He and I talked about a parade that was to be held in Worthington, WV. He wanted to walk in that parade. I responded that Worthington was a very small town, and that the parade was sparsely attended, if he wanted to spend his time and resources elsewhere on the campaign trail. His response? ‘All of West Virginia needs good representation in the office of Attorney General, even the little people in the little towns!’ I was proud to walk by his side in that little parade!

“Patrick Morrisey will bring to Washington more of what we need in that branch of government: intelligence, caring and common sense. And I know that he will work with our President to continue to Make America Great Again!”
-Barry Bledsoe, Marion County TEA Party

“I have known Patrick Morrisey for numerous years and find him to be high-energy, knowledgeable and a principled statesman. He will be an outstanding U.S. Senator that we can trust and a credit to our state. I urge everyone to support his candidacy.”
-CAPT Jack Hefestay, USN (RET) and Grassroots Activist