Control of Congress could come down to one race.
And the Democrats have a big problem.
A compromising photo may have just ended the career of one their most endangered incumbents.
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is running for re-election in one of the most pro-Trump states in the country.
So he is pulling the oldest trick in politics.
Manchin is lying to his voters at home about being a conservative, while voting the 100% anti-Trump “resistance” line in politics.
The latest example of this was when GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted out two conflicting photos of Manchin.
In one photo, Manchin is pledging his support for Planned Parenthood.
In the second photo, Manchin claims he “stands for life.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 7, 2018
This isn’t the first time Manchin has adopted a chameleon-like posture in his politics.
Over the summer, he professed his support to Vice President Pence for the administration’s tax cut legislation.
Of course once the bill hit the Senate floor, Manchin joined every other Democrat in voting against the legislation that would cut taxes and help fuel the economic boom.
“On Manchin’s home soil last week, Pence laid into him by repeatedly asserting “Joe voted no” on the president’s priorities, a sharp political attack motivated by Pence’s belief that Manchin had broken his promise, according to GOP lawmakers who speak with Pence regularly.
Pence’s words were quickly turned into an advertisement for Senate Republicans against the vulnerable Democratic incumbent. Manchin, meanwhile, is furious that Pence has used the misunderstanding as the pretext to tear down his bipartisan credentials, claiming he would never commit to vote for a bill that had not yet been written and that Pence and the White House never really tried to work with him.
Manchin believes Pence has become an attack dog against his bipartisan reputation because the GOP is “afraid it plays too well with the public.”
And – most famously – Manchin claimed to be a pro-gun conservative, but co-authored the national gun registration database legislation Obama and Harry Reid tried to ram through Congress after the tragedy at Newtown.
But Manchin’s history of lying to voters may catch up with him.
West Virginia has turned against the Democrat Party because of their support for the climate change hoax that will kill the state’s coal industry.
Manchin is the last elected statewide Democrat in the Mountaineer State.
Will he lose his re-election in November?
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