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Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia

NEW YORK TIMES October 8, 2018 – When Senator Joe Manchin III became the lone Democrat to support Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court on Saturday, protesters in the Capitol screamed “shame.” But in his home state of West Virginia, voters were, if not encouraging, at least understanding: He had saved himself from political suicide. “Joe Manchin knows that the people of this state, we are God-fearing, pro-gun, pro-life,” said Kevin Dalton, an emergency dispatcher from the former coal town of Madison. “His constituents out here told him basically, ‘You vote this guy in or we’re going to vote you out.’ He figured he better stay in with his people.”  [full article]

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