Ad War Erupts in West Virginia as Both Sides Try to Pressure Moderate Democrat Manchin

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Ad War Erupts in West Virginia as Both Sides Try to Pressure Moderate Democrat Manchin originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

  • A partisan ad war has erupted in West Virginia as both sides are trying to pressure conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin over elements of his party’s agenda.

  • The conservative Koch network is also pressuring Manchin to oppose certain policies advocated by his fellow Democrats.

  • Two of the outside groups targeting Manchin are virtually unknown and have quietly been trying to make an impact in West Virginia in recent weeks.

  • One has ties to Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign, and the other is linked to the “Swift Boat” ad campaign that targeted John Kerry in 2004.