Wednesday, March 23, 2016

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin endorses Justice for governor

(AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has endorsed Jim Justice in the West Virginia gubernatorial race.

Justice's campaign announced the endorsement Wednesday.

Justice, the owner of The Greenbrier resort, is running in the May 10 Democratic primary against former U.S. attorney Booth Goodwin and state Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler.

Manchin, a Democrat, was West Virginia's governor when Justice bought The Greenbrier out of bankruptcy in 2009.