Democrat Senator Joe Manchin says he will endorse Republican Lisa Murkowski for re-election “in a heartbeat.” Manchin made the comments during Politico Playbook’s Deep Five podcast.
According to The Hill:
“I’ve met a lot of good people in Alaska, they know when they’ve got the real deal. And they see the person that basically is bringing both sides together, trying to look for the best interest,” Manchin said.
“People understand they have a person that understands Alaska and has Alaska in her blood and in every part of her veins and every morsel of her body,” he continued.
Trump has promised to travel to Alaska to campaign against Murkowski, telling The Hill that the senator “represents her state badly and her country even worse.”
“I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator,” Trump said.
Murkowski is already facing an uphill re-election battle after voting to impeach Trump and then being the lone Republican to vote to confirm Biden controversial DOJ pick, Vanita Gupta.