The Texas Tribune reports:
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — a key Democratic holdout over efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation — is expected to head to Texas on Friday for a fundraiser with a host committee that includes several wealthy Republican donors.
The fundraiser comes just a day after Manchin met with Texas House Democrats on Capitol Hill who are desperate for his support of the congressional efforts which could preempt the statewide GOP’s push to pass bills that would restrict voting access for Texans.
Manchin is also one of two Democratic senators, along with Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who have proven to be obstacles to moving voting rights legislation through the U.S. Senate.
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NEW: Sen. Joe Manchin — a key Democratic holdout over efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation — is headed to Texas on Friday for a fundraiser with several wealthy Republican donors. https://t.co/1uBu33y8LK
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 16, 2021
WOW. Joe Manchin is headed to Texas today for a $5,800/head fundraiser with major Republican donors, one day after meeting with Texas Democrats.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) July 16, 2021
Texas Dem legislators after meeting with Manchin pic.twitter.com/o0ULsVWdvt
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 15, 2021
Scoop: Rupert Murdoch-funded Fox Corp PAC contributed to Democrat Joe Manchin’s campaign as he’s under pressure to oppose key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda. https://t.co/aS88RwtvAC
— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) July 15, 2021