Clinton returns to stump for Manchin
November 2, 2010 ·
Former President Bill Clinton was in Beckley Monday on the eve of the general election to campaign for Democratic candidate Joe Manchin in his bid for the U.S. Senate.
Gov. Manchin welcomed Clinton back to West Virginia the second time in a month for an outdoor rally at
Manchin and Republican
challenger John Raese have taken turns in leading multiple voter surveys conducted
over the last two months.
Clinton called Raese’s campaign untruthful.
“This campaign has been
largely fact-free because of a lot of money being spent to play on people’s
legitimate anger, legitimate resentments, legitimate concerns,” said Clinton.
“Ain’t nothing wrong about
being mad about what’s happened. But you don’t want to be played for a sucker.”
Clinton said Manchin was responsible for $13 billion in new
investments in West
improved mine safety and for pro-growth tax reform.
“I know it’s the day after
Halloween, but there’s still a lot of people going around in costume,” he said.
“You just remember this. If you want the treat, you got to reject the trick.”
“What really matters is what
are we going to do now?” asked Clinton.
“I’m telling you it would do
a world of good to send someone like Joe Manchin to Washington.”
Republican opponent John
Raese has spent this campaign telling voters that if Manchin goes to Washington he'll be another rubber stamp for President Obama's