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Joe Manchin’s social media accounts hacked, the senator’s office says

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) walks with supporters during a homecoming parade in Huntington, W. Va., on Oct. 18, 2018. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Manchin’s office said his social media accounts had been hacked. (Michael Mathes/AFP/Getty Images)

Social media accounts linked to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III’s office were hacked, the Democrat’s team said Thursday.

Manchin’s office issued a brief statement saying the senator “was notified that social media accounts associated with his official office had been hacked.” The accounts “have since been secured,” the statement added, and Manchin and his staff are working with law enforcement to prevent further breaches and secure all their accounts.

Manchin spokesman Jonathan Kott declined to provide any more details.

Manchin is running for reelection against state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) in a high-profile contest that has attracted national money and attention. President Trump plans to campaign in West Virginia on Friday.