THE HILL: Manchin, Tester threaten to be thorns in Biden’s side
Two vulnerable Democrats running for reelection in red states are threatening to become thorns in President Biden’s side with their campaign seasons heating up as well as his own.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who is up for reelection this cycle, has vowed to block the Biden administration’s nominees to Amtrak’s board of directors, while another vulnerable Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), has floated the idea he would vote to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, posing a threat to the president’s signature accomplishment. Together, they hold the keys to the party’s ability to retain the majority next year, and taking on Biden and top Democrats in their ruby-red states is considered a political winner for the two moderates.
ROKK Senior Vice President John Labombard discussed with The Hill how the White House, heading into the election season, will be giving much less heartburn to moderate Democrats than it did in the first two years. Get the full story here.