Rep. Evan Jenkins to challenge Sen. Joe Manchin

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Washington( CNN) Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he plans to objection Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia, a seat that Republicans consider within their reach in next year’s midterm elections.

Jenkins, who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District, blamed Manchin in a nearly three-minute proclamation video, painting the incumbent senator as a Washington insider and knocking him for supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016.

A former governor with deep ties to the government, Manchin has wide-eyed name acceptance in West Virginia but faces re-election as a Democrat in a state that voting in favour President Donald Trump by 42 phases over Clinton last-place November.