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WV Senator Joe Manchin: Only 3% of his campaign contributions came from West Virginia residents

April 20, 2017

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Gazette reported, received more money in the first quarter of 2017 from out of state individual contributors than from his own state

WV Senator Joe Manchin still pushing Gun Control – he’s up for election in 2018

March 28, 2017

On March 26, the New York Times Magazine described Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) as “the Senate Democrat who… seems closest to [President] Trump” and who believes he may actually secure gun control under the Trump administration.

Democrat Senator Manchin blames Orlando bloodbath on 5th Amendment

June 18, 2016

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin addressed the Orlando attack by saying this country’s got too much due process up in here

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin still tool for The Global Elite

June 17, 2016

Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, told the Weekly Standard that Mr. Manchin’s comments are terrifying.

Senator Joe Manchin only opposes Obama’s amnesty action until the point that opposition would actually mean taking action

March 18, 2015

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has navigated the changing politics of his home state by crafting an image of an independent-minded, moderate Democrat. Despite his occasional bipartisan bluster, however, he is as reliable a vote for progressives and President Obama as any other Senate Democrat. His public advocacy for the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General puts a lie to his well-crafted maverick myth.

Last week, Sen. Manchin joined every other Senate Democrat as a signatory to a letter demanding swift action on the Lynch nomination. Senators from the same party as the President ordinarily support Executive appointments and nominations. That’s simply an exercise of basic party loyalty. One would hope, though, that the loyalty demands of a party would count less when there is a matter of principle at stake.

WV Senator Joe Manchin sold out West Virginia

October 13, 2013

Earlier this year, a political advocacy group launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg bankrolled a television advertisement that sought to promote an underlying legislative agenda: comprehensive immigration reform.

“The people of West Virginia,” a narrator says. “Hardworking, honest, fiercely independent. Just like West Virginia’s own senator, Joe Manchin.”

The faces of a businessman, coal miner, young woman, and construction worker fade from the television screen and a nondescript disclaimer reads “Paid for by the Council for American Job Growth.”

The Council for American Job Growth is a subsidiary of fwd.us, an advocacy group created by Zuckerberg last April.

The organization has since marshaled the connections and resources of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs behind the charge for immigration reform. It lobbied Capitol Hill throughout the immigration debate that consumed Congress during June and July.

Manchin, who had recently emerged from a bruising battle over gun control legislation