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The two Democratic senators are attracting campaign contributions from business interests and conservatives as progressives fume over their efforts to pare back the president’s domestic policy bill.

Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, both Democrats, have been winning campaign contributions from donors more usually associated with Republicans.
Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, both Democrats, have been winning campaign contributions from donors more usually associated with Republicans. Credit... Al Drago for The New York Times

Kenneth P. Vogel Kate Kelly

Nov. 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Over the summer, as he was working to scale back President Biden’s domestic agenda, Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia traveled to an $18 million mansion in Dallas for a fund-raiser that attracted Republican and corporate donors who have cheered on his efforts.

In September, Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who along with Mr. Manchin has been a major impediment to the White House’s efforts to pass its package of social and climate policy, stopped by the same home to raise money from a similar cast of donors for her campaign coffers.