Senator Manchin To Back Biden For President



West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, one of the most conservative Democrats in the upper chamber, is poised to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden in the general election. 

Manchin has been thinking about endorsing Biden since the South Carolina primary in March, where Biden took more than 48 percent of the vote in what was then a crowded primary.

Voters in West Virginia share similar concerns as those in South Carolina, where the energy sector carries the economy.

Manchin didn’t endorse Obama’s campaign, and in 2016 he nearly took back his endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after she called for an end to coal mining. He was also one of a slew of Democratic senators who were vocally uncomfortable about the prospect of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) winning the nomination, according to the news outlet…(Read more)

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