Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says he supports Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s re-election because he believes Manchin is not beholden to short-sighted political interests. Coburn recently gave $250 to Manchin’s re-election campaign. “I think he votes thinking about the long-term interests of the country. We don’t agree on everything but he’s a good guy,” Coburn told The Hill. A new fundraising report filed with the Federal Election Commission showed that Coburn donated to Manchin, who faces re-election in November, in late June.Exit question - So, does Manchin make the switch immediately after the election, or on Jan. 20, 2013 when the GOP takes full control of the Senate? And what powerful Committee Chairmanship will he be getting? Energy, perhaps?
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Uh, Oh! What's this all about? Republican supporting Dem Senator for reelection?
From Eric Dondero: You know there's something behind this. TheHill reports, "Coburn donates to Manchin, says fellow senator not beholden to special interests":