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Joe Manchin, West Virginia, content as rogue Democrat, warming up to Donald Trump

Mar 02, 2017 - The Washington Times

Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia is signaling that he is more interested in cozying up to President Trump than he is in catering to the progressive base of the Democratic Party that is demanding all-out resistance to the commander in chief.

Among the most vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election next year, Mr. Manchin was the lone Democrat to cross party lines to vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and to appear with Mr. Trump at a signing ceremony last month ...