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August 3, 2022 4:20pm EDT
Manchin bankrolled by out-of-state donors, just 1% of individual campaign donations are from West Virginians
Sen. Manchin backs the Inflation Reduction Act, which would raise taxes slightly and bolster IRS enforcement
By Thomas Phippen | Fox News

    Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin raised only a fraction of his campaign funds from voters in his home state, according to a Fox News Digital analysis, while out-of-state contributions and corporate donations make up the bulk of his fundraising.

Manchin, who shocked Washington last week after announcing an agreement to advance a green energy and pharmaceutical spending bill called the Inflation Reduction Act, received approximately $6.1 million from individual donors who gave more than $200 in aggregate to his campaign between January 2021 and June 30, 2022, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings.

Of that total, only about $65,000 donations came from individuals residing in West Virginia, while over $6 million came from individuals in other states. Manchin also received around $176,000 in small dollar donations, but it's unclear how much of that came from individuals in West Virginia since campaigns are not required to report donor information on contributions under $200.

Manchin is not up for re-election until 2024 — and he has not announced whether he will seek another term in the Senate. Manchin's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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This is true of many Dem politicians in WV. The only locals who contribute to Dems are unions and personal injury lawyers.