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Manchin Rakes In Cash From Energy Industry, Some GOP Donors

  • Oil & gas donors account for a quarter of $1.6 million haul
  • Sinema gets support from pharmaceutical and finance executives
Joe Manchin

Joe Manchin

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Senator Joe Manchin raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors in the energy industry in the third quarter, including some from contributors who normally back Republicans, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission.

Manchin is opposed to environmental provisions, as well as the ultimate price tag, in the Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill that addresses a wide range of the party’s policy priorities. His home state of West Virginia is the second-biggest U.S. coal producer after Wyoming.

The White House and Democratic congressional leaders are discussing how to scale back the social-spending measure to win the votes of Manchin and another holdout Senate Democrat, Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema.