For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2017
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com
Jenkins Sold His Soul To Mitch McConnell
Politico reports that Evan Jenkins is only candidate backing McConnell
(Charleston, WV)— According to a Politico report over the weekend, Congressman Evan Jenkins is the lone Republican Senate candidate in the nation to unequivocally support Mitch McConnell as majority leader. Even though McConnell is the root cause of gridlock in Washington and continues to hurt the working families of West Virginia, Jenkins wants McConnell’s money and support.
McConnell is so toxic that all other Republicans are running away from the Senate Majority Leader, while Jenkins is all in with Team McConnell (Politico, 11/25/17). Evan Jenkins would only make the McConnell-style gridlock in Congress worse.
Evan Jenkins made it crystal clear that he is willing to sell out West Virginia in order to cozy up to McConnell. If Jenkins gets elected to the Senate, he is promising to march lockstep with McConnell even when it’s bad for the people of West Virginia.
“Congressman Jenkins’ loyalty to Mitch McConnell is a betrayal to West Virginia families,” said West Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore. “Congressman Jenkins is selling his soul because he is counting on McConnell to bankroll his campaign. West Virginians need to know that Evan Jenkins will do anything to help himself, even when it means giving the shaft to working families.”
From Politico: Republicans flee from McConnell in 2018 primaries
The only candidate explicitly backing McConnell this cycle is West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins, who is locked in a primary battle with the state’s attorney general, Patrick Morrisey. But despite the support for McConnell, Jenkins, a two-term congressman, is casting Morrisey as the creature of Washington; Morrisey’s wife, Denise Henry Morrisey, is a Washington lobbyist.