West Virginia Democrat Manchin backs Murkowski
February 9, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday endorsed Republican colleague Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, for reelection, crossing party lines to back the incumbent who faces a primary challenger supported by former President Donald Trump.
The lawmaker said he has teamed well with Murkowski in the 50-50 Senate to build bipartisan support for legislation such as President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law. He said Alaska and the Senate are well-served with her in office.
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