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Manchin to Stay in Senate

He pointed to areas he could work with Trump.

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 14, 2016, 10:09 a.m.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D) “said Tues­day that he will re­main in the Sen­ate, an­noun­cing his in­ten­tions after [Pres­id­ent-elect] … Trump tapped [former Texas Gov. Rick] Rick Perry (R) as his en­ergy sec­ret­ary. Perry’s se­lec­tion came hours after Manchin met with Trump in New York on Monday. The mod­er­ate Demo­crat was in the run­ning for the en­ergy post. … Manchin soun­ded a warm tone about his also-ran status for Trump’s in­ner circle, say­ing he ‘was humbled to be con­sidered’ for the job Perry got. … Among the areas Manchin singled out as ripe for col­lab­or­a­tion with Trump next year are in­fra­struc­ture, opioid as­sist­ance, tax re­form, and ex­pir­ing miners’ be­ne­fits that promp­ted him to help push the gov­ern­ment to the brink of a shut­down last week.” (Politico)

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