KEYSER - Although incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin retained his seat for another term, Mineral County voters overwhelmingly cast their votes for challenger Patrick Morrisey Tuesday, giving him a healthy 61.96 percent of the vote over Manchin's 34.6 percent.

KEYSER - Although incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin retained his seat for another term, Mineral County voters overwhelmingly cast their votes for challenger Patrick Morrisey Tuesday, giving him a healthy 61.96 percent of the vote over Manchin’s 34.6 percent.
In statewide voting, however, Manchin had 49.55 percent of the vote, with 288,808, while Morrisey had 46.30 percent, or 269,872.
In the other state races,  however, Mineral County kept in line with the rest of the state, returning incumbent Congressman David McKinley to his seat in the 1st U.S. Congressional District and incumbent Sen. Dave Sypolt to his seat in the state Senate.
In the House of Delegates, incumbent Gary Howell was the only Mineral County representative being challenged, and he handily won over challenger Timothy Ryan 3,986 to 1,780 votes.
For a second time in two years, Mineral County voters also defeated the Brunch Bill by 4, 320 against to 4,289 for the measure.

For further details on Tuesday’s election, see Thursday’s edition of the News Tribune.