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U.S. Senator Manchin campaign contributions skyrocketed amid debate over For The People Act

By Lacie Pierson and Mike Tony, Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Being the swing vote in the U.S. Senate is paying fat dividends for Joe Manchin.

From April 1 to June 30, West Virginia’s senior senator raised $1.4 million in campaign contributions, more than double his totals from the first quarter, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission.

Manchin’s campaign committee ended June with $3.9 million on hand, compared to $2.2 million at this point in the previous election cycle. The famously conservative Democrat raised just $50,000 in the second quarter of 2019. He ended the two-year campaign cycle between 2019 and 2020 with $2.4 million cash-on-hand.

His donors reflected his voting record, coming from both sides of the political divide. Money flowed through two conduit committees. He gathered more than $335,000 through ActBlue, an online Democratic fundraising platform, and nearly $100,000 through VoteSane, a right-leaning group…

To read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/politics/manchin-campaign-contributions-skyrocketed-amid-debate-over-for-the-people-act/article_a36ebc52-ccd6-50b4-95cc-4e221c98a548.html

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