Many locals around here see Sen. Joe Manchin as one of them, so much so they greet the 30-year veteran of West Virginia politics by his first name more often than by his title.
But in the Senate, the 66-year-old upstart stands out as a rare breed: A back-slapping, gun-owning Democrat who attracts widespread support from working class whites in an increasingly Republican state.
There are some who think Sen. Joe Manchin is a Republican in disguise. There are still others who think he is in President Obama’s back pocket. Quite honestly, he’s neither.
In his short time in the U.S. Senate, Manchin has displayed great talent in bringing both sides of the political spectrum toward the middle. He is a centrist. He is an independent thinker who eschews party labels.
He says — and we believe him — that he was sent to Washington to help all people, not just Democrats.
Congress has the nation agreeing on one thing: 86 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest Gallup poll.
While Americans expect political debates to be intense, what Americans are getting in Washington is dysfunction, where the politicians become so stubborn that both sides are willing to shut the government down rather than resolve their differences.
There has to be a better way and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is determined to find it by reaching out to Republicans.
Senator encourages the winner of the Presidential race to start 50-state tour to bring the country together, starting in West Virginia
Senator thanks West Virginians for their faith, confidence and support for a full term
Fairmont, W.Va. – Moments after winning a full term in the U.S. Senate, Joe Manchin spoke to hundreds of supporters, urging all Americans to come together, put politics aside and put the country first. Senator Manchin asked the winner of the Presidential race to embark on a 50-state tour to heal partisan divisions.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hit the ground running when he took the Senate seat from our state held so long and ably by the late Robert C. Byrd. During less than two years in the Senate, Manchin has proven time and time again the faith West Virginians placed in him was well-founded.
Mountain State residents need Manchin’s dedication to principle rather than party in Washington. Voters in the Nov. 6 election should cast their ballots for Manchin in the U.S. Senate race.
Senator Manchin’s support for nurses and commitment to repair America’s health care system secures endorsement
Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Nurses Association’s Political Action Committee has officially endorsed Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for re-election to U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 general election.
Senator Manchin wins endorsement thanks to lifelong commitment to Second Amendment and efforts in Senate
Charleston, W.Va. –The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has officially endorsed Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for re-election to U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 general election.
History of standing up for coal industry, miners and their families secures endorsement
Charleston, W.Va. –The West Virginia Coal Association has officially endorsed Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for re-election to U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 general election.
From one father to another, Manchin knows Raese shares pride in children
His commitment to creating jobs and strong leadership secures endorsement
Charleston, W.Va. –The Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce has officially endorsed Senator Joe Manchin for re-election to U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 general election.
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