Washington( CNN) Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he plans to challenge Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia, a seat that Republican consider within their reach in next year’s midterm elections.

Jenkins, who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District, criticized Manchin in a nearly three-minute bulletin video, painting the incumbent senator as a Washington insider and knocking him for supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016.

A former governor with deep ties to the nation, Manchin has broad epithet acknowledgment in West Virginia but faces re-election as a Democrat in a state that voting in favour President Donald Trump by 42 levels over Clinton last November.