MARCH 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, WV — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin threw his support behind Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango in the 2020 gubernatorial election. 

Manchin praised Salango’s record of getting things done as county commissioner and his ability to defeat Jim Justice. 

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement: 

“Today, I am proud to announce my support for Ben Salango in the Democratic primary for governor of West Virginia. 

“I do this because I love our state, just as you do, and I believe Ben is the one person who can bring us all together to get things done. His energy and vitality will make him a governor who works every day to improve the lives of all West Virginians. 

“Ben is the one candidate who can win in November and meet head-on the great challenges we face in our state. For all of these reasons and more, I am committed to supporting Ben Salango and I will do everything in my power to help him become the next governor of the great state of West Virginia.”

Ben Salango said, “It’s an honor to have Sen. Manchin’s support because he knows what it takes to effectively run state government and get results for the people. Our campaign is gaining new supporters every day because now is the time to come together to get things done."