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Manchin Was Part of Joint Fundraising Agreement With Heller Rival

He has pledged to not raise money for incumbents’ opponents.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 8, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D) “urged his Senate colleagues to join him in a pledge not to campaign against incumbents or fundraise for their opponents, but records show he has already been part of a fundraising operation against” Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV).

Manchin’s campaign was listed on a “joint fundraising committee, Blue Senate 2018, with three other Democrats, including” Rep. Jacky Rosen’s (D-03) “campaign to unseat Heller in Nevada. Manchin and Rosen were both added to the committee last October, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. The other two campaigns involved were for” Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

“On Dec. 28, 2017, the committee transferred $32,390 to Manchin, $28,960 to Rosen, $29,557 to Kaine, and $31,913 to Stabenow. A spokesman for Manchin said the senator does not think participating in a fundraising operation with a candidate challenging a sitting senator is a violation of his pledge.”

Spokesman Jonathan Kott: “Sen. Manchin attended a fundraiser for himself, raised money for his own campaign and never raised, donated, or solicited donations against his good friend, Sen. Heller.” (Washington Free Beacon)

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