Sen. Joe Manchin Snags Re-Election Victory In West Virginia

Sen. Joe Manchin Snags Re-Election Victory In West Virginia

Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin has snagged a re-election victory in West Virginia, beating Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Multiple television networks have called the race for Manchin by 51-45 percent, with 57 percent of the precincts reporting.

In West Virginia, which overwhelmingly voted in favor of Donald Trump in 2016, Manchin has had to walk a fine line to retain support from a constituency that favors the Republican president.

Manchin was the only Democratic senator to vote in favor of confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court , after a poll found a large number of West Virginians said his vote on Kavanaugh would affect their decision to vote for Manchin.

Bre Payton is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on Twitter.
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