Democratic Sen. Manchin endorses Republican Sen. Murkowski for reelection


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia bucked his own party in endorsing Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for reelection during a rare joint interview Sunday.

“I am endorsing my dear friend, Lisa Murkowski. Alaska could only be so lucky to have her continue to serve them,” Manchin announced on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“She knows I feel that way, too, very strongly,” Manchin told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “It’s hypocritical to basically work with a person day in and day out, and then when they’re in cycle you’re supposed to be against them just because they have an R or D by their name. If these are good people I’ve worked with, we have accomplished a lot, why in the world wouldn’t I want to work with them and continue to work with them?

“It doesn’t matter if I’m a Democrat, and they’re a Republican… (Read more)