Democrats really don't want Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to lead the energy committee

Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.V.) re-election may have saved a blue Senate seat in a very red state. That still doesn't mean Democrats like him.

As it stands, Manchin is likely to become the top ranking member on the Senate Energy Committee next year due to his seniority. But some high-profile Democrats have mounted a campaign against Manchin, and others are pushing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to step up and snag the spot, The Daily Beast reported Thursday.

Despite representing a state that...


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