We can't reach a democracy that works for all of us until we have true progressives in office. That's why we've made the decision to launch the Primary Joe Manchin Fund right now. We're aiming to raise $50,000 that will go directly to campaigning for a progressive alternative to pro-coal, pro-corporate Joe Manchin.
As reported by Alex Roarty, not a day after Joe Manchin made his full support for Judge Neil Gorsuch clear has a progressive effort to primary him begun. Earlier this year, the Senator goaded Sanders supporters in a telephone call to challenge him, confident of his ability to fend off such fights in previous elections. Manchin has lost only one major statewide primary: the 1996 Gubernatorial against Charlotte Pritt. Mrs. Pritt would go on to be the only Democrat to lose statewide that year in the general election, back when the state still voted mostly Democratic.