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WV’s Dem Governor Expected To Announce That He’s Switching Parties at Trump Rally

It appears the political scoreboard is continuing to favor the GOP.

Fox News is reporting that West Virginia’s newly-elected Governor Jim Justice is expected to announce that he is switching parties at President Trump‘s rally being held in his state Thursday night.

According to three Republicans sources, Justice, who was sworn in this past January, will switch from being a Democrat to being a Republican, making him the 34th Republican governor currently in office, a number the party has not reached in nearly a century.

This is likely not so great news for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-VW), who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that Trump won handily during the 2016 election.

Trump has already said that there was going to be a “big announcement” at the┬áHuntington, West Virginia rally. Perhaps this might be a spoiler.

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