Eyewitness News to air, stream debate between Manchin and Morrisey
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Eyewitness News viewers have a chance to hear directly from the candidates in one of the most hotly contested races this election.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican Patrick Morrisey, who have waged a heated race on the campaign trail and in political advertisements, will square off in a debate Nov. 1 that will be aired on WCHS-TV, streamed at wchstv.com and on our station’s Facebook page.
The debate, hosted by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and sponsored by AT&T, begins at 7 p.m. and will run through 8 p.m.
During the campaign, the candidates have accused each other of being connected to the pharmaceutical industry and argued over who is the best candidate to create jobs. Morrisey maintains he is the best candidate to push through President Donald Trump's agenda. Manchin paints himself as an independent senator, but said he has supported the president 70 percent of the time.
Manchin, the incumbent, is the former governor of West Virginia. Morrisey is the current attorney general.