NBC News reports:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Sunday endorsed the reelection campaign of his Republican colleague Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who is facing a tough challenger this year supported by former President Donald Trump.
“I’m endorsing my dear friend Lisa Murkowski,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “Alaska could only be so lucky to have her continue to serve them.” Murkowski returned the favor, saying she’ll endorse Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2024, if he decides to run.
The two moderate senators appeared on the show in a joint interview to promote bipartisanship following the passage of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure deal and amid early talks to change the Electoral Count Act.
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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has endorsed Republican colleague Lisa Murkowski for reelection, crossing party lines to back the incumbent from Alaska who faces a primary challenger supported by former President Donald Trump. https://t.co/lgW6wdzxuG
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 6, 2022
Manchin wraps up the interview by accidentally referring to Lisa Murkowski as “Susan” pic.twitter.com/tHcKZ3GOnW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 6, 2022
“I’m endorsing my dear friend Lisa Murkowski. Alaska could only be so lucky to have her continue to serve them,” says Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bid for reelection. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/k9dI6XNwci
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 6, 2022