- The two will go head-to-head in West Virginia
- Jenkins criticized Manchin in a nearly three-minute announcement video
- A former governor with deep ties to the state, Manchin has wide name recognition
- Coal company employee Bo Copley also announced he plans to run
Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he plans to challenge Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia, a seat that Republicans consider within their reach in next year's midterm elections.