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How McConnell helped engineer Manchin’s exit

How McConnell helped engineer Manchin’s exit

Assuming Jim Justice wins in West Virginia, the Senate GOP now only needs to gain one more seat — or none at all, depending on the presidential race — to take the majority.

By BURGESS EVERETT and ALLY MUTNICK, Politico

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans worked for more than a year to make Joe Manchin’s retirement announcement on Thursday a reality. And for good reason: The Democrat’s decision puts Republicans on the precipice of a majority that’s eluded them for two straight election cycles.

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