Yahoo News reports:
A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia is running an ad showing his primary opponent shaking hands with Hillary Clinton — something that never happened. The ad uses a manipulated version of a photograph that originally showed his rival shaking the hand of someone else: President Trump.
Evan Jenkins, a congressman from West Virginia, is running in a six-candidate primary for the Republican nomination, with the winner set to take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin in the fall. The GOP primary is next Tuesday.
A recent ad from Jenkins’s campaign showed one of his Republican opponents, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, genially greeting Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president. Jenkins spokesman Andy Sere told FactCheck.org that the Jenkins campaign had taken “creative license” with the ad.
Despicable @EvanJenkinsWV photoshopped my photo with @realDonaldTrump and substituted it with Hillary, who I have always strongly opposed. Will the media call out Jenkins for his lying and dishonesty? Where is the accountability as this liar tries to deceive voters? #wvsen pic.twitter.com/Od2YxpXOzz
— AG Patrick Morrisey (@MorriseyWV) April 28, 2018
I’m a proud West Virginian. I proudly endorsed @realDonaldTrump, and I’m the only candidate in this race working with him to #MAGA. I’m proud of my 100% @nrlc rating and my A+ from the @NRA. As your senator, I will proudly stand for Mountain State values. Are you with me? #WVSEN pic.twitter.com/4ayaf56Tht
— Evan Jenkins (@EvanJenkinsWV) May 1, 2018