David McKinley

Manchin builds fundraising lead in West Virginia Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has built a significant fundraising chest in his bid for a second full six-year term, far outpacing West Virginia Republicans hoping to defeat him this fall.

Manchin's campaign has raised $4.5 million since the start of 2017 and had $5.4 million in cash on hand at the end of March, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.

A former governor, Manchin reported $3.1 million in individual contributions and $1.4 million from other committees over the past 15 months.

Manchin's campaign said in a statement it has raised more than $935,000 in the first three months this year. Campaign spokesman Grant Herring said the...