Republican Billionaire Funds Democrat Joe Manchin

Republican Billionaire Funds Democrat Joe Manchin

( – The strange political climate of the past few years has pushed some Americans to wonder if their nation can move forward with some kind of unity without compromising on their values. One Republican billionaire made a bold move to inspire hope among his followers when he announced he would support West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) with an enormous fundraiser in honor of his leadership.

On Wednesday, November 10, businessman and investor Ken Langone, who helped start The Home Depot, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” he would host “one of the biggest fundraisers I’ve ever had” for Manchin. Longone cited the senator’s “guts and courage” in recent months, especially when negotiating down the Democrat’s Build Back Better bill, as the main reason for throwing his support behind the lawmaker across the aisle from himself.

CNBC’s political finance reporter Brian Schwartz shared the news on Twitter:

This year, Manchin has used his key spot as a moderate Democrat in a narrowly-split Senate to tone down President Joe Biden’s enormous spending proposals. Langone similarly stepped out boldly to announce his support of the Democrat, as the billionaire is a long-standing supporter of the Republican party. In doing so, Langone showed how critical it is to choose candidates based on values and goals, rather than just political affiliation. Hopefully, other Americans can appreciate the willingness of Langone, Manchin, and others like them to fight for what they believe in.

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