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first_img Google+ NewsWatchPolitical NewsState NewsTop Stories Manchin builds fundraising lead in West Virginia Senate race By Tyler BarkerApr 24, 2018, 15:38 pm 474 0 Twitter Pinterest Next PostWVDA to Begin Aerial Spraying for Gypsy Moth Previous PostDonate Life Month Celebrated at Beckley ARH Hospital Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitecenter_img Home NewsWatch Manchin builds fundraising lead in West Virginia Senate race Facebook CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has built a significant fundraising chest in his bid for a second full six-year term, far outpacing West Virginia Republicans hoping to defeat him this fall.Filings with the Federal Election Commission show Manchin’s campaign has raised $4.5 million since the start of 2017 and had $5.4 million cash on hand at the end of March.Manchin faces Paula Jean Swearengin in the May 8 Democratic primary. Swearengin reports raising $179,000 and has $54,000 cash on hand.Six candidates are running in the GOP primary. Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has self-funded his campaign with $2 million in loans. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey each has raised more than $1.4 million and has about $1.3 million cash on hand. Linkedin Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Maillast_img

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