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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:40 AM

Manchin eyes Senate exit

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Source: The Hill

By Alexander Bolton - 06/13/19 06:00 AM EDT

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is eyeing a possible exit from the Senate, and his decision could be a significant factor in which party controls the majority in 2021. In moments of frustration, the centrist senator has gone so far as to tell colleagues he may leave the upper chamber before the end of this Congress, or after the 2020 elections.

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) keeps a close watch on Manchin, and the senators have a good working relationship. While Schumer recognizes that his West Virginia colleague can get exasperated by dysfunction in the Senate, he believes Manchin is content and engaged in his job.

But Manchin says hes deeply irritated with the lack of bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill, where passing bills has largely become an afterthought in the 116th Congress.

Manchin noted supporters in West Virginia are pressing him to run for governor next year, and hes considering it.
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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/448287-manchin-eyes-senate-exit

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nitpicker Thursday OP
Dennis Donovan Thursday #1
a la izquierda Thursday #2
Dennis Donovan Thursday #3
watoos Thursday #4
INdemo Thursday #5
NurseJackie Thursday #6
JonLP24 Thursday #8
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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:42 AM

1. "he's deeply irritated with the lack of bipartisan cooperation..."

Leaving won't resolve that, Joe.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:44 AM

2. Caving to McConnell most of the time won't either.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:46 AM

3. Yup

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:56 AM

4. Most likely he got an offer he couldn't refuse.

Will make taking back the Senate much harder.

Just like justice Kennedy got an offer that caused him to resign.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:48 AM

5. Perhaps a lobbyist job for the coal industry pays so much better?

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:23 AM

6. When a big red "R" takes his place, his critics will miss him.

In spite of his previous voting record, he did give us one more "warm body" in the "D" column. And, as a result, he brought us one seat closer to having the majority. I seriously doubt that WV will elect another "D" senator in my lifetime. (And if by some miracle, they do, I'm sure whoever it ends up being will be ripped to shreds by left's purists.)

Manchin noted supporters in West Virginia are pressing him to run for governor next year, and hes considering it.
Personally, I'd rather be a Senator than a Governor. I guess different fish prefer different size ponds.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:55 AM

8. Purists?

Didn't he vote to confirm Kavanaugh. That went beyond politics for me.

I believe Ford if that makes me a purist so be it.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:56 AM

9. I imagine most State houses are a lot less aggravating than DC

Maybe he's had enough of the Washington BS

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:32 AM

10. Wonder if he'll run as a Dem

and change parties if elected, as the current WV gov. did.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:17 AM

12. Completely agree

Example: the ACA would have been dead if a Republican held his seat.

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:56 AM

11. Bye!!!!!

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:38 AM

13. Locking.

This post was correctly alerted on for not fitting the SOP for posting in LBN since it is not an announcement but simply a story about a senator considering his options. Its fine to repost this in GD or the WV group.

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