I would suspicion you're right about that. That is, as long as this whole debacle has awakened the giant of "we the people" in WV, which is still to be determined. Starsnbars is right about WV politics. WV has a split personality, politically. Somewhat conservative, yet continually elects liberals to public office. Since becoming a state resident I have been trying to understand it, yet the source and reason for this trait continue to evade me.I would imagine that after decieving his WV constituents no amount of money can get him elected again.
I am a native of WV, moving to Kentucky in 2011. When Manchin ran to fill Robert Byrd's unexpired term in the senate I tried to tell everyone that it was obvious from past actions that Manchin would be nothing but a lackie for Obummer. Sadly he is proving me right.They don't even try to hide the 'pay-offs' anymore.
Unless it's a ruse to really raise funds for a reiterated assault on the Constitution via the 2A. Per Bloomers' stated claims, it's to reward the chief anti-gunner compromiser and to punish the flip-flopping examples of anti-gunners who jumped ship on the S.649 votes. Don't see much 2018 in the cards, on that score, other than generally down the road.Doing fundraisers now for a 2018 re-election bid seems a bit premature.