Joe Manchin Reportedly Endorses Susan Collins For Senate Reelection — Offers To Campaign For Her

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Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin reportedly endorsed Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins for reelection, crossing party lines in a divided Senate.

Manchin not only endorsed Collins, he also offered to campaign for her, as Democrats are trying to regain control of the Senate, according to Politico. He reportedly said this in a C-SPAN interview set to air Friday night. The two have agreed with each other on many issues, including the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Susan Collins in her office on Capitol Hill on August 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Collins has faced criticism and a number of threats since voting in support of Kavanaugh. Before the vote to confirm Kavanaugh, she had also been receiving hate mail, including a “three-foot-long cardboard cutout of male genitalia,” which was sent to Collins’ Washington, D.C., office. (RELATED: Woman Charged For Sending Sen. Susan Collins Letter Reportedly Coated With Poison)

Manchin was the only Democrat to vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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