Senate Leadership Fund launches digital campaign vs. Manchin
By Kevin Robillard
August 3, 2017
Senate Leadership Fund, the deep-pocketed GOP super PAC, is launching a digital campaign attacking Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Virginia tonight.
The campaign will direct voters to a website labeling Manchin “The Joe You Don’t Know,” which notes Manchin voted against repealing Obamacare and has voted against 60 percent of Trump’s judicial nominees. It’s the first of what will be a slew of attacks aimed at pitting the former governor and second-term senator against Trump, who is ultra-popular in the state.
“The launch of this digital campaign is the first step in Senate Leadership Fund’s commitment to ending the career of Joe Manchin,” SLF spokesman Chris Pack said.
Manchin is the last Democrat remaining in West Virginia’s congressional delegation, and Republicans have made him a top target in 2018. Pack said the West Virginia campaign is the first of multiple digital campaigns the group will launch around the country.