West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, won 75% of the vote in preliminary results from Tuesday’s primary against state House Del. Mel Kessler, D-Raleigh.

“I think [voters] looked at the last four years and our pledge to take on all the hard challenges,” Manchin told local newspapers Tuesday night. “I think the people have a comfort level, knowing that we’re going to work very hard for them.”

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